16-20 November 2009
University of Cape Town
Europe/Rome timezone
Grid Computing is an important paradigm for e-Science enabling rapid advances in many disciplines. Its combination of services and dynamic algorithms is delivering large and sustained data, knowledge, and computing intensive resources across heterogeneous sites spanning the whole world. The one-week EPIKH School for grid site administrators focuses on grid middleware installation, configuration, and testing and will provide participants with the capability to manage a grid site belonging to a production quality e-Infrastructure. The training programme will include lectures on the principles, technology, experience and exploitation of the Grid paradigm. Half of the curriculum of the school will consists of hands-on sessions, giving participants the possibility to gain concrete expertise on different middleware services needed at the grid sites. To support the hands-on laboratory sessions, a testbed will be established based on world-widely used gLite middleware developed in the context of the EGEE-III project and which will provide a rich environment for hands-on learning and experimentation. Exercises and team work will encourage students to learn by actually deploying and using this testbed.
We expect participants from computer science, engineering, physics, etc. The School will assume that students have diverse backgrounds and will build on existing experience with shell programming, operating systems (Linux-flavours and Windows XP) and computer languages (python, C++, perl, Java).
The School is being prepared by the EPIKH project. Support has been pledged by EGEE-III project and SAGrid project.
Starts 16 Nov 2009 08:00
Ends 20 Nov 2009 17:00
University of Cape Town
Upper Campus, Menzies Building.
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