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Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

Special

Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud

21 Oct 2013 Madrid - At the EGI Technical Forum 2013 in Madrid Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk to Peter Kacsuk, Chairman of the International Desktop Grid Federation, about the progress in Desktop Grids especially in Europe and their integration with the European Grid and Cloud infrastructure. Peter Kacsuk thinks their is a very good future for Desktop Grids in Europe. He and his partners achieved to have the EGI community accept the Desktop Grid infrastructure in the overall EGI infrastructure, in the same way as the Globus type of infrastructure.

The Desktop Grid community agreed with the EGI community to develop a screensaver for the BOINC clients; to provide gifts for the volunteers who donate computing time; and to change the name of the EDGeS@Home infrastructure into EGI@Home in order to express for the community that it will support the EGI applications. The Desktop Grid infrastructure will create the necessary monitoring and accounting to have the same structure as the EGI infrastructure.

EGI is a very large European community that unites various kinds of technologies like gLite, Unicore, Globus, and Desktop Grids.