1-5 October 2007
Europe Congress Center
Europe/Zurich timezone

Bridging gLite with the Volunteer Computing middleware "XtremWEb-CH"

Not scheduled
20m
Europe Congress Center

Europe Congress Center

Budapest Hungary
On-line Demo Demo and Poster session

Speaker

Prof. Nabil Abdennadher (University of Applied Sciences Geneva. (HES-SO))

Describe the added value of the Grid for the scientific/technical activity you (plan to) do on the Grid. This should include the scale of the activity and of the potential user community and the relevance for other scientific or business applications

Two applications are being “gridified” on XWCH. The first one is a package of programs for inferring phylogenies: PHYLIP. PHYLIP (the PHYLogeny Inference Package) is a package of programs for inferring phylogenies (evolutionary trees). Developed during 1980s, PHYLIP is one of the most widely-distributed phylogeny packages. It has been used to build the largest number of published trees. PHYLIP has over 15,000 registered users. The application IS USED to build trees of HIV viruses.
The second one is a medical application used to construct a functional neural map of the humain brain. The system to build is used to detect the areas responsible of epileptic crises.

Describe the scientific/technical community and the scientific/technical activity using (planning to use) the EGEE infrastructure. A high-level description is needed (neither a detailed specialist report nor a list of references).

To design a “bridge” which allows the migration of jobs from XWCH (www.xtremwebch.net) to gLite and vice versa. A particular interest will be given to the security aspect. Indeed, the two softwares have different security and safety policies: gLite is rather a GRID middleware whereas XWCH is rather a Volunteer Computing platform.

Abstracts for online demonstrations must provide a summary of the demo content. Places for demos are limited and this summary will be used as part of the selection procedure. Please include the visual impact of the demo and highlight any specific requirements (e.g. network connection). In general, a successful demo is expected to have some supporting material (poster) and be capable of running on a single screen or projector.

XtremWeb-CH (XWCH: www.xtremwebch.net) is a software system that makes it easy for scientists and industrials to deploy and execute their parallel and distributed applications on a public-resource computing infrastructure (Volunteer Computing). XWCH supports diverse High Performance applications, including those with large storage or communication requirements. Universities, research centres and private companies can create their own XWCH platform while anonymous PC owners can participate to these platforms. They can specify how and when their resources could be used.
Two applications are being “gridified” on XWCH. The first one is a package of programs for inferring phylogenies: PHYLIP. PHYLIP (the PHYLogeny Inference Package) is a package of programs for inferring phylogenies (evolutionary trees).
The second one is a medical application used to construct a functional neural map of the humain brain. The system to build is used to detect the areas responsible of epileptic crises.

Report on the experience (or the proposed activity). It would be very important to mention key services which are essential for the success of your activity on the EGEE infrastructure.

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Prof. Nabil Abdennadher (University of Applied Sciences Geneva. (HES-SO))

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