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Primeur weekly 2012-03-19

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Fujitsu develops new distributed processing technology to efficiently collect desired data from Big Data streams

HP announces new enterprise customer support for the Cloud

Japan's IDC Frontier selects HP to tap into the Cloud

Univa releases HPC user survey results

Bull named as VMware EMEA Partner of the Year

Adaptive Computing offers end-to-end integrated intelligent Cloud management with Moab Cloud Suite 7.0

EuroFlash

Early-Bird registration opens for 2012 International Supercomputing Conference

Call for Participation: Mini Symposium on Green-IT

The Netherlands eScience Center to fund first set of major research projects in eScience

Call for Participation: Data-Visualization and Data-Exploration Symposium & Opening Collaboratorium

Immersive Dome Experience at Prolight + Sound 2012

BB Visual Group returns to SPE Intelligent Energy Event

Dataton to showcase at InfoComm China, April 11-13, Stand F10-01, China National Convention Center, Beijing

Additional Turbo performance gain 
with RSC Tornado: world's first energy efficient super-dense blade solution with liquid cooling based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and Intel server boards for HPC and Data Center markets

CSCS moves into new computer centre in Lugano

Crédit Agricole in Belgium chooses integrated storage and Escala server solutions from Bull

USFlash

Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science yields valuable report

Terascala and Whamcloud ink Lustre Support Agreement

Dell Trade-in programme helps EMC and NetApp customers move to efficient, flexible, easy-to-manage storage environments

Dell announces intent to acquire SonicWALL Inc.

E*TRADE Korea increases on-line trading capacity and speed of customer service with IBM systems

Oracle outperforms NetApp in midrange systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark, costs less than 1/5 the price

ScaleMP announces support for Intel Xeon E5 processors

XSEDE awards supercomputing time to UIUC I-CHASS student and professor

Adaptive Computing offers the next generation of high-performance computing with Moab HPC Suite 7.0

Straintronics: Engineers create piezo-electric graphene

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

12 Mar 2012 Budapest - 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.

Three current FP7 projects organize this summer school to show various aspects of user support for the European Grid and Cloud infrastructures. The SCI-BUS project will train application developers how to develop work flows and parameter sweep applications for distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) based on the WS-PGRADE work flow concept and the gUSE high-level user support environment that enables transparent access to various DCIs like Grids (ARC, gLite, Globus, UNICORE), Clouds (OpenNebula, Openstack, Amazon, Google Application Engine), Desktop Grids (BOINC), clusters (PBS, LSF) and supercomputers. SCI-BUS will also show how to customize the generic WS-PGRADE/gUSE gateway according to the needs of various user communities and create application-specific science gateways for these communities.

The SHIWA project will explain how those user communities who are engaged with one of the major work flow systems (ASKALON, Galaxy, GWES, Kepler, MOTEUR, Pegasus, Taverna, Triana, WS-PGRADE) can explore the various DCIs mentioned above via the services of gUSE. SHIWA enables sharing work flows between different user communities and combining different type of workflows to build meta-work flows via the SHIWA Workflow repository, SHIWA Portal and SHIWA desktop technologies. The SHIWA portal is also based on the WS-PGRADE/gUSE gateway so it is a good case study how to customize the WS-PGRADE/gUSE gateway for specific community needs.

The EDGI project enables the extension of Grids (ARC, gLite, UNICORE) with institutional and volunteers Desktop Grids giving the possibility to significantly increase the available resources for these Grids in a cost-effective way. The EDGI project will explain the possible ways how this extension can be made and also explains how to port applications to this extended and integrated DCI. It will be also shown how the WS-PGRADE/gUSE gateway can be used to run work flows with parametric jobs in a transparent way on such an integrated grid/desktop grid DCI. The SpeQuloS system developed in EDGI enables the transparent extension of the integrated grid/desktop DCIs with Clouds where QoS requirements are needed for the users. SpeQuloS will be also explained during the summer school and potential users will be trained how to use it.

Although the summer school is organized by the three above mentioned projects its subject is not restricted for showing the technologies developed by these projects. Related projects will be invited to explain how their technologies are related with the technologies mentioned above and how the potential users can exploit all these technologies together. The organizers plan to invite wf4ever and MAPPER to talk on their work flow related results, StratusLab and Venus-C to present their Cloud solutions, DEGISCO to explain how the integrated Grid/Desktop Grid DCIs are used outside the EU, IGE to explain their Globus technology, SEE-HP to show how they adapted the WS-PGRADE/gUSE gateway for supercomputers and for their user communities, agINFRA to present their plans to provide science gateway for agriculture, EGI-Inspire and the Hungarian NGI to explain their support for DCI user communities.

More information is available at http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/summerschool2012/

Source: MTA SZTAKI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-03-19

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds

The Cloud

Fujitsu develops new distributed processing technology to efficiently collect desired data from Big Data streams

HP announces new enterprise customer support for the Cloud

Japan's IDC Frontier selects HP to tap into the Cloud

Univa releases HPC user survey results

Bull named as VMware EMEA Partner of the Year

Adaptive Computing offers end-to-end integrated intelligent Cloud management with Moab Cloud Suite 7.0

EuroFlash

Early-Bird registration opens for 2012 International Supercomputing Conference

Call for Participation: Mini Symposium on Green-IT

The Netherlands eScience Center to fund first set of major research projects in eScience

Call for Participation: Data-Visualization and Data-Exploration Symposium & Opening Collaboratorium

Immersive Dome Experience at Prolight + Sound 2012

BB Visual Group returns to SPE Intelligent Energy Event

Dataton to showcase at InfoComm China, April 11-13, Stand F10-01, China National Convention Center, Beijing

Additional Turbo performance gain 
with RSC Tornado: world's first energy efficient super-dense blade solution with liquid cooling based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and Intel server boards for HPC and Data Center markets

CSCS moves into new computer centre in Lugano

Crédit Agricole in Belgium chooses integrated storage and Escala server solutions from Bull

USFlash

Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science yields valuable report

Terascala and Whamcloud ink Lustre Support Agreement

Dell Trade-in programme helps EMC and NetApp customers move to efficient, flexible, easy-to-manage storage environments

Dell announces intent to acquire SonicWALL Inc.

E*TRADE Korea increases on-line trading capacity and speed of customer service with IBM systems

Oracle outperforms NetApp in midrange systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark, costs less than 1/5 the price

ScaleMP announces support for Intel Xeon E5 processors

XSEDE awards supercomputing time to UIUC I-CHASS student and professor

Adaptive Computing offers the next generation of high-performance computing with Moab HPC Suite 7.0

Straintronics: Engineers create piezo-electric graphene