Start Start Highlights from the 2012 Summer School in Budapest Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/highlights-from-the-2012-summer-school-in-budapest 2012-08-14T14:29:14Z 2012-08-14T14:27:40Z <div id="summary"> <p> The joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds was co-organised by three current European Union projects: SCI-BUS, SHIWA and EDGI, to show various aspects of cloud and grid computing. The school has attracted a total of 51 participants from 25 institutes. The tutors and students came to Budapest from 16 different countries.</p> </div> <p> The school provided answers to how to exploit grid and cloud infrastructures in Europe, how to port and develop applications for these infrastructures and how to extend their user communities. Every morning session was dedicated to presentations to introduce the technologies and to provide theoretical background for the afternoon tutorial sessions where students could try out the mentioned infrastructures. Related partner projects were invited to explain their technologies, talks from Wf4ever, MAPPER, IGE, EGI-InSPIRE and more widened the range of topics in the programme.</p> <p> During the week, the participants could explore Budapest and a trip was organised to a nearby village where they could taste a set of traditional Hungarian food and see a horse show and a Hungarian folklore dance performance.</p> <p> Based on the received feedback forms, the school can be considered to be very successful and most likely a summer school next year will be organised in Budapest again.</p> <p> Kitti Varga</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-08-14T14:27:40Z XtremWeb-HEP 8.1.2 released Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/xtremweb-hep-8-1-2-released 2012-06-26T11:58:27Z 2012-06-26T11:49:59Z <p> EDGI project partner CNRS from the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire in Orsay, France has released the XtremWeb-HEP 8.1.2 version.</p> <p> Major points in this version include:</p> <ul> <li> Correction: inter node communication thanks to Jason Maassen from the Netherlands eScience Center in Amsterdam</li> <li> Correction: REST interface</li> <li> New feature: the server embeds Web service available through HTTPS</li> </ul> <p> A. Corrections:</p> <ul> <li> A.1 on server side, the scheduling improved: hosts.incomingconnection is now taken into account to ensure a server like job is not sent to a volunteer resource where incoming connections are not allowed</li> <li> A.2 on server side, the scheduling improved: restoring a feature from XtremWeb 1.8.0 by INRIA: "expected host" so that the end user can specify at submission time the expected volunteer resource to run the job. Note that if the expected host does not request a job or does not match the requirements (OS, CPU, ...), the job is never computed.</li> <li> A.3 the DG to SG bridge is now compatible with shared applications so that one can use VirtualBox on EGI resources</li> <li> A.4 some bugs corrected on client side regarding application registration and task management</li> <li> A.5 a bug corrected on temporary file usage: they are now cleaned at software exit</li> <li> A.6 the REST interface has been completely rewritten. The &lt;xwhep&gt;&lt;/xwhep&gt; root element MUST be used. Ex:</li> </ul> <p> a/ to send a new application: https://server/sendapp/?XWPARAM=&lt;xwhep version="8.0.2-flyinggrid"&gt;&lt;app name="pouet" /&gt;&lt;/xwhep&gt;</p> <p> b/ to retrieved registered applications: https://server/getapps</p> <ul> <li> A.7 a bug corrected in HTTP data download</li> <li> A.8 SmartSocket usage corrected; inter node communications fully functional now</li> </ul> <p> B. New features:</p> <ul> <li> B.1 the creation of new Live CD can be customized</li> <li> this is done by providing several optional files:</li> <li> &gt; a text file 'user.packages' may be provided to install custom packages: this file must contain a space separated packages list</li> <li> &gt; a text file 'user.hostname' may be provided to customize the LiveCD hostname: this file must contain the host name only</li> <li> &gt; any package files are installed on the fly (*.rpm or *.deb, depending on the LiveCD OS)</li> <li> B.2 the client can now be used to create SmartSockets end point, independently of any task</li> <li> this may be useful to create SmartSockets tunnel from a running VM to the client PC</li> <li> &gt; e.g. mount the client FS inside the running VM</li> <li> B.3 a new Mac OS X package "xwhep.vworker" to deploy the middleware inside a VM</li> <li> B.4 the server contains an embedded Web service interface available through HTTPS</li> </ul> <p> C. Known Bugs:</p> <ul> <li> C.1 xtremweb.gmond.pl does not scale</li> <li> C.2 the scheduler is not fair</li> <li> C.3 there may be some concurrent access problems leading to some errors</li> </ul> <p> There may be two concurrent access problems</p> <ul> <li> on server side, DB access may lead to inconsistency between works and tasks tables</li> </ul> <p> This could certainly be solved using SQL transactions</p> <p> But we would then need MySQL &gt;=5</p> <p> There are sime issues with transactions with hsqldb</p> <ul> <li> on worker side, file access if a worker is configured to run jobs in parallel (default one thread per CPU core)</li> </ul> <p> CNRS has observed that these concurrent access problems may lead to up to 6% erroneous jobs. Until further notification, CNRS considers this rate acceptable.</p> <p> <a href="http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-12-72.html"> </a></p> <p> More information is available at <a href="http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique15"> http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique15</a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-06-26T11:49:59Z EDGI in European Cloud Research BoF session at ISC12 Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/edgi-in-european-cloud-research-bof-session-at-isc12 2012-06-25T07:41:38Z 2012-06-25T07:40:39Z <p> The EDGI project participated in ISC12 in Hamburg, explaining Desktop Grids and integration with EGI, Unicore, and KnowARC to a HPC focused audience. A video from the Birds-of-a-Feather Session is now available at the <a href="https://vimeo.com/44643962">Vimeo</a> channel.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/44643962" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p> <a href="http://vimeo.com/44643962">EDGI in European Cloud Research BoF session at ISC12</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/idgf">Desktop Grid Federation</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-06-25T07:40:39Z Free resources for user-friendly molecular docking experiments Kitti Varga http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/free-resources-for-user-friendly-molecular-docking-experiments 2012-06-22T13:19:54Z 2012-06-22T13:19:54Z <p> MTA SZTAKI and the University of Westminster are proud to announce the opening of a public <strong>Molecular Docking Science Gateway</strong>. The gateway is freely accessible for bio-scientists and powered by the WS-PGRADE portal and the SZTAKI Desktop Grid technologies. Interested users can visit the gateway website and create an account for themselves at <a href="https://autodock-portal.sztaki.hu/" target="_blank">https://autodock-portal.sztaki.hu/</a>.</p> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The docking experiments are executed on the public <a href="http://home.edges-grid.eu/home/" target="_blank">EDGeS@home</a> desktop grid that offers the computational power of nearly 20,000 volunteer computers. The gateway currently supports three molecular docking scenarios for virtual screening and random blind docking. No specific computing expertise is required to execute the docking experiments as the execution is supported by an intuitive high level user interface. Please visit the gateway website for further information.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The gateway was developed within the framework of the EDGI and <a href="http://www.sci-bus.eu" target="_blank">SCI-BUS</a> European projects.</div> Kitti Varga 2012-06-22T13:19:54Z Generic BOINC Application Client (GBAC) is released Kitti Varga http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/generic-boinc-application-client-gbac-is-released 2012-06-20T13:09:45Z 2012-06-20T13:02:21Z <p> EDGI is happy to announce that from now on desktop grid clients can be used as virtualized resources (like cloud resources) using VirtualBox technology. SZTAKI developed the <strong>Generic BOINC Application Client (GBAC) </strong>that enables to run practically any parameter sweep applications without porting into BOINC and without generating the various types of executable versions (like Windows, linux, etc.) of the application. This tremendously eases the use of BOINC DG for running parameter sweep applications. A BOINC DG can be considered as a volunteer cloud as written in the paper:</p> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A. Marosi, J. Kovacs and P. Kacsuk: Towards a volunteer cloud system, Future Generation Computer Systems, on-line first:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X12000660" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X12000660</a></div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> BOINC can also be considered as generic pilot job execution system based on the GBAC solution. The GBAC application can be downloaded from <a href="http://gbac.sourceforge.net/" target="_blank">sourceforge</a>.</div> Kitti Varga 2012-06-20T13:02:21Z Tamas Kiss to present at Biobytes Workshop, a molecular modelling event for bio-scientists Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/tamas-kiss-to-present-at-biobytes-workshop-a-molecular-modelling-event-for-bio-scientists 2012-06-14T11:58:25Z 2012-06-14T11:53:26Z <p> In London, the Biobytes Workshop is taking place June 19-21, 2012. This workshop is a collaboration between the School of Life Sciences and the Centre for Parallel Computing at the University of Westminster. The programme features Tamas Kiss who is giving a presentation on "easy to use molecular docking solutions on grid and cloud computing resources". This presentation will introduce how bio-scientist researchers who are interested in running large scale molecular docking experiments can access various grid and cloud computing resources from user friendly interfaces. Pre-defined molecular docking scenarios including random docking and virtual screening experiments can be executed from convenient portal or desktop based interfaces. The simulations utilise either desktop computers coming from private or public desktop grids, or cloud computing resources based on Microsoft Azure technology. The presentation will be followed by live demonstrations and hands on tutorials where participants can try and experience the solutions themselves. The presented platforms have been developed in the framework of two collaborating European projects, EDGI and Venus-C. More information on the workshop is available at <a href="http://www.ngs.ac.uk/events/biobytes">http://www.ngs.ac.uk/events/biobytes</a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-06-14T11:53:26Z The European Middleware Initiative and the European Desktop Grid Initiative sign an Operational Level Agreement Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/the-european-middleware-initiative-and-the-european-desktop-grid-initiative-sign-an-operational-level-agreement 2012-05-30T11:36:55Z 2012-05-29T16:29:30Z <p> The European Grid Desktop Initiative (EDGI), deploying desktop grids and cloud services which extend the traditional service grids, has signed an operational level agreement with EMI. The OLA will regulate the inclusion of EDGI Products and Services within next EMI distributions. The EDGI contributions will enrich the EMI software choice, thus offering the possibility to exploit volunteer or institutional desktop grid federations.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=69cc6d11-73ee-44dd-9f3d-95221c21bec2&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1338377697061" style="width: 250px; height: 167px;" /></p> <p> <em>Alberto Di Meglio with Peter Kacsuk, respectively EMI and EDGI Project Directors</em></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-05-29T16:29:30Z Agnes Szeberenyi introduces a new way to extend available resources for user communities Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/agnes-szeberenyi-introduces-a-new-way-to-extend-available-resources-for-user-communities 2012-05-23T12:17:11Z 2012-05-23T12:05:19Z <p> The new Inspired Spring 2012 Issue features an article by MTA SZTAKI's Agnes Szeberenyi on "Desktop Grids as middleware". The article highlights the relationship between EDGI Desktop Grids and EGI Grids, and the support provided by Desktop Grid-related activities within the International Desktop Grid Federation. In this regard, the IDGF Support Project, starting September 2012,&nbsp; aims at extending scientific user communities of Desktop Grids. The Inspired article is available at <a href="http://www.egi.eu/news-and-media/newsletters/Inspired_Spring_2012/desktop_grids_as_middleware.html">http://www.egi.eu/news-and-media/newsletters/Inspired_Spring_2012/desktop_grids_as_middleware.html</a>. The Spring 2012 issue can be downloaded from <a href="http://www.egi.eu/export/sites/egi/news-and-media/newsletters/Newsletter_Spring_2012.pdf">http://www.egi.eu/export/sites/egi/news-and-media/newsletters/Newsletter_Spring_2012.pdf</a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-05-23T12:05:19Z e-ScienceTalk has launched Volunteer Garage Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/e-sciencetalk-has-launched-volunteer-garage 2012-05-11T07:28:18Z 2012-05-11T07:28:18Z <p> Let us introduce you to Volunteer Garage, a new website on volunteer computing, developed by the e-ScienceTalk project.&nbsp; Volunteer Garage provides information on the history, nuts and bolts, middleware, and involved projects in volunteer computing with a lot of background from the developers of this groundbreaking way of raising computing power for science.&nbsp; Do have a look at <a href="http://www.volunteer-computing.org/" id="aui-3-2-0PR1-11912">http://www.volunteer-computing.org/&nbsp; </a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-05-11T07:28:18Z XtremWeb 8.0.2 has been released Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/xtremweb-8-0-2-has-been-released 2012-05-08T11:08:56Z 2012-05-08T11:08:56Z <div class="entry-body" id="aui-3-2-0PR1-13118"> <p id="aui-3-2-0PR1-13112"> DEGISCO and EDGI partner Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has released XtremWeb 8.0.2.</p> <p> The following corrections have been introduced:</p> <ul> <li> on the server side, the scheduling has been improved: hosts.incomingconnection is now taken into account to ensure a server like job is not sent to a volunteer resource where incoming connections are not allowed</li> <li> on the server side, the scheduling has been improved: restoring a feature from XtremWeb 1.8.0 by INRIA: "expected host" so that the end user can specify at submission time the expected volunteer resource to run the job. Note, that if the expected host does not request a job or does not match the requirements (OS, CPU...), the job is never computed.</li> <li> the DG to SG bridge is now compatible with shared applications so that VirtualBox on EGI resources can be used</li> <li> some bugs corrected on client side regarding application registration and task management</li> <li> a bug corrected on temporary file usage: they are now cleaned at software exit</li> <li> the REST interface has been completely rewritten</li> </ul> <p> New features include:</p> <p> 1. The creation of new Live CD can be customized</p> <p> This is done by providing several optional files:</p> <ul> <li> a text file 'user.packages' may be provided to install custom packages: this file must contain a space separated packages list</li> <li> a text file 'user.hostname' may be provided to customize the LiveCD hostname: this file must contain the host name only</li> <li> any package files are installed on the fly (*.rpm or *.deb, depending on the LiveCD OS)</li> </ul> <p> 2. The client can now be used to create SmartSockets end point, independently of any task</p> <p> This may be useful to create SmartSockets tunnel from a running VM to the client PC</p> <ul> <li> e.g. mount the client FS inside the running VM</li> </ul> <p> 3. A new Mac OS X package "xwhep.vworker" to deploy the middleware inside a VM</p> </div> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-05-08T11:08:56Z Positive Feedback for "Desktop Grids and UNICORE" presentation at Unicore Forum Meeting Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/positive-feedback-for-desktop-grids-and-unicore-presentation-at-unicore-forum-meeting 2012-04-04T07:38:44Z 2012-04-04T07:35:15Z <p> <a href="http://edgi-project.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=f380fc34-45af-4acd-8c00-94985b2ad688&amp;groupId=10508"><img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=424e3850-0424-4132-9ead-dcf495a0fc02&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1333524854051" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></a></p> <p> Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz received a very positive feedback for his presentation on Desktop Grids and UNICORE during the Unicore Forum Meeting on March 26, 2012.&nbsp; The Unicore Forum Meeting was colocated with the EGI Community Forum, held March 26-30, 2012 in München, Germany.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-04-04T07:35:15Z Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/call-for-participation:-sci-bus-shiwa-edgi-joint-summer-school-on-workflows-and-gateways-for-grids-and-clouds 2012-03-30T08:07:54Z 2012-03-21T08:54:21Z <p> <a href="http://edgi-project.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=693c50b9-3339-4871-8c05-6ac65f01a706&amp;groupId=10508"><img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=4fa8fe34-88e3-46ae-bd07-c3185ad7f7d8&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1333094782356" style="width: 150px; height: 213px;" /></a>Three ongoing FP7 projects - SCI-BUS, SHIWA and EDGI, organize a summer school in Budapest between 2 and 6 July 2012 to demonstrate various aspects of user support for the European Grid and Cloud infrastructures. There are already several well established Grid and Cloud infrastructures in Europe. The next issue is how to exploit these infrastructures, how to port and develop application for these infrastructures and how to extend their user communities. The main goal of this summer school is to give answers for these questions and to promote best practice examples for potential application developers and users of e-science infrastructures. More information is available at <a href="http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012/">http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012/</a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-03-21T08:54:21Z Successful results from the Vina application Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/successful-results-from-the-vina-application 2012-03-14T12:08:20Z 2012-02-28T11:50:38Z <p> The University of Westminster now successfully runs the Vina application.&nbsp; The video below was prepared based on the results of AutoDock. Vina runs&nbsp;on the University of Westminster local Desktop Grid. The AutoDock Vina application was ported to DG by EDGI. The&nbsp;short video is showing possible ligands (in red) of a family 38 Mannosidase. The dockings have been produced on the University of Westminster Desktop Grid out of approximately 180,000 small molecules. The video shows the&nbsp;9 best results. To create this short video approximately 1 CPU year computation was required.</p> <p> <object data="http://edgi-project.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=823a2bde-3ef5-4118-89a1-0715c7fa6000&amp;groupId=10508" height="240" width="320"> <param name="controller" value="true" ></param></object></p> <p> <a href="http://edgi-project.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=823a2bde-3ef5-4118-89a1-0715c7fa6000&amp;groupId=10508"><img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=823a2bde-3ef5-4118-89a1-0715c7fa6000&amp;groupId=10508" />Vina application</a><br />  </p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-02-28T11:50:38Z First release of XtremWeb-HEP 8 Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/first-release-of-xtremweb-hep-8 2012-02-22T13:51:32Z 2012-02-21T14:05:58Z <p> Oleg Lodygensky from the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire in Orsay, Paris announced the first release of XtremWeb-HEP 8.&nbsp; This version allows the deployment of virtual machines over desktop grid. The release is available at<a href="http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique15"><br /> http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique15</a>. The documentation is available at <a href="http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique16">http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?rubrique16</a> and a video tutorial at <a href="http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?article233">http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?article233</a>.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-02-21T14:05:58Z Register for 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/register-for-14th-idgf-tutorial-at-johannes-gutenberg-universitat-in-mainz 2012-02-12T09:53:26Z 2012-02-12T09:50:02Z <p> Desktop Grid resources can now be officially accessed as part of the German D-Grid infrastructure through UNICORE interfaces.&nbsp; The European Desktop Grid Initiative EDGI will therefore organize a two days’ workshop from March 1st to March 2nd at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz to give an introduction on how to build up Desktop Grids and how to port applications to be used in Desktop Grids.</p> <p> <br /> Outline of the programme:<br /> Day 1 - 1st March:<br /> - An introduction to Desktop Grids, EDGI and IDGF - presentation<br /> - A general introduction to BOINC - presentation<br /> - Installation of a BOINC server/client - hands-on<br /> - Application porting to BOINC (methodology, DCI API, GenWrapper) - presentation<br /> - Porting applications with GenWrapper - hands-on<br /> Day 2 - 2nd March:<br /> - Porting applications with GenWrapper cont. - questions, answers - hands-on<br /> - User interfaces (portals and command-line options)<br /> - The EDGI infrastructure, bridging from g-Lite/UNICORE to BOINC - presentation<br /> - Team work, consultancy - discussing and analyzing migration options of candidate applications - hands-on<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Attendance at the workshop is free, but the number of attendees is limited to 30 people.</p> <p> You can register for this workshop at <a href="http://desktopgridfederation.org/registration13">http://desktopgridfederation.org/registration13</a></p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-02-12T09:50:02Z EDGI Desktop Grids are now officially D-Grid Resources Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/edgi-desktop-grids-are-now-officially-d-grid-resources 2012-01-19T11:08:14Z 2012-01-19T11:05:53Z <p> The Technical Advisory Board of the D-Grid GmbH - the major coordination instance of grid infrastructures in Germany, partner of the German National Grid Initiative - has officially approved to allow any German computing center to provide EDGI D-Grids as a D-Grid UNICORE computing resource. Therewith effectively any German scientist can use Desktop Grid resources as the other Service Grid resources, because of the transparency of the UNICORE extension. EDGI Desktop Grids have still to be provided inside the D-Grid security environment; but this will be coming soon.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2012-01-19T11:05:53Z EDGI signs Memorandum of Understanding with EGI-Inspire Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/edgi-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-with-egi-inspire 2011-12-02T13:55:15Z 2011-12-02T13:42:54Z <p> <img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=2f8e732e-c93c-4f87-a716-a92a3917d319&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1322834072282" style="width: 220px; height: 146px;" /></p> <p> On 22 November 2011, Steven Newhouse signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of EGI with EDGI, represented by Peter Kacsuk. EDGI is deploying desktop grid (DG) and cloud services for EGI heavy user communities. The project will provide a workflow-oriented science gateway to enable easier access to the e-infrastructure and establish the International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF) to coordinate DG-related activities in Europe and to attract volunteer DG resource donors. With this agreement, the EDGI production infrastructure will be offered as a service for EGI and NGI user communities, “thus enabling and exploiting the possibilities lying within volunteer and institutional desktop grid computing for a wider scientific user community", according to Peter Kacsuk. At the same occasion, Peter Kacsuk also signed an MoU between EDGI and the e-ScienceTalk project, represented by Catherine Gater.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2011-12-02T13:42:54Z EDGI presented at RCUK Cybersecurity Research Showcase Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/edgi-presented-at-rcuk-cybersecurity-research-showcase 2011-11-22T18:29:17Z 2011-11-22T11:00:01Z <p> <img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=ffdba157-7468-4919-849f-3bc9cb772e5c&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1321986454549" style="width: 105px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p> On 23 November 2011, the EDGI project will be presented in a poster at the RCUK Cybersecurity Research Showcase in London, UK.&nbsp; The Research Councils UK (RCUK) has identified research into cybersecurity as a priority for its Global Uncertainties programme. This showcase event is bringing together UK academic researchers and problem owners to share information on current activities, issues and research programmes in cybersecurity.&nbsp; The EDGI poster is showing how Desktop Grids and distributed networks can contribute to greater security in cyberspace.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2011-11-22T11:00:01Z IDGF marketing at SC11 in Seattle Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/idgf-marketing-at-sc11-in-seattle 2011-11-18T12:53:16Z 2011-11-18T12:47:43Z <p> <img alt="" src="http://edgi-project.eu/image/image_gallery?uuid=dd612e4e-79ee-417d-b772-7e744b575b1b&amp;groupId=10508&amp;t=1321620625077" style="width: 150px; height: 75px;" /></p> <p> The International Desktop Grid Federation is getting quite some exposure at SC11 in Seattle, Washington, November 12-18, 2011 at booth #2639 of the Hungarian Grid Competence Centre.&amp;nbsp; You can find the IDGF poster there.&amp;nbsp; For more explanation, IDGF-representative Robert Lovas is present at SC11 for MTA SZTAKI. MTA SZTAKI provides high level grid gateways, application porting support and turn-key solutions for grid users. As the project coordinator of several EU projects, its research and support activities focus on Desktop Grids, Clouds, and work flow interoperability.</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2011-11-18T12:47:43Z Post Doc position available at INAF in Catania, Sicily Leslie Versweyveld http://edgi-project.eu/start/-/blogs/post-doc-position-available-at-inaf-in-catania-sicily 2011-11-15T11:01:59Z 2011-11-15T11:01:05Z <p> A 1 year - renewable - position for a Post Doc is available at the INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, Sicily, Italy, to work in the HPC and Visualization Laboratory. The position is expected to start in January 2012. The applications should arrive at the Observatory no later than 9 December 2011. This post is for the SCI-BUS Project. SCI-BUS will create a generic-purpose gateway technology that will provide seamless access to major computing, data and networking infrastructures and services in Europe. DCIs represented in the project include clusters, supercomputers, Grids, Desktop Grids, academic and commercial Clouds. SCI-BUS will elaborate an application-specific gateway building technology and a customization methodology based on which user communities can easily develop their customized gateways. The framework will facilitate reuse and exchange of generic and application-specific gateway components not only among the project partners but also to other projects that use Liferay technology. The gross salary is 28,000 Euros per year that correspond to a net salary of about 1,850 Euros per month. More information is available at <a href="http://www.oact.inaf.it/weboac/concorsi_it.html">http://www.oact.inaf.it/weboac/concorsi_it.html</a> under the item "Post Doc vacancy 70/11".</p> Leslie Versweyveld 2011-11-15T11:01:05Z