The Grid Observatory cluster collects, publishes and analyses data on the behaviour of the EGEE grid. These data are of immediate interest for researchers in both the grid and machine learning areas. The session will present the first version of the Grid Observatory portal, and stimulate discussion on the required extensions and improvements. The goal of the Grid Observatory is to develop a scientific view of the dynamics of grid behaviour and usage. Recent results on the characterization of the grid load and reliability will be presented.
Finally, the Grid Observatory aims at being part of the cross-fertilization between the EGEE project and computer science research, for which the presentation of the Grid Workload Archive project will be an opportunity.
The Grid Observatory portal will open autumn 2008 at:
For further information on the Grid Observatory, or to participate, contact email@example.com.