EGEE'08 Istanbul

Europe/Zurich
Harbiye Askeri Museum

Harbiye Askeri Museum

Istanbul
Description
The EGEE'08 Conference will be held from 22 to 26 September 2008 in Istanbul - Turkey hosted by TUBITAK ULAKBIM at the Harbiye Askeri Museum. The EGEE'08 conference will provide the perfect opportunity for both business and academic sectors to network with the EGEE communities, collaborating infrastructure and application projects, developers and decision makers alike. The detailed programme can be found at the Timetable category. For more details on the conference, please visit http://www.eu-egee.org/egee08/home.html
    • Opening Plenary Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 1
        Welcome
        Speakers: Prof. Omer Cebeci, Onur Temizsoylu
        Slides
      • 2
        Welcome Address from European Commission
        Speaker: Mario Campolargo (European Commission)
        Slides
      • 3
        The EGEE Project
        Speaker: Dr Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
      • 4
        Logistics Information
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Opening Plenary Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 5
        Intel Delivering Leadership HPC Technology – today and tomorrow
        Speaker: Stephan Gillich (Director HPC EMEA, EMEA Enterprise Marketing, Intel GmbH)
        Slides
      • 6
        DELL - simplify IT
        Enterprise Marketing Director for Developing Markets
        Slides
      • 7
        The EGI Model - Towards a Sustainable Grid Infrastructure in Europe
        Todays grids have often demonstrated their successful application in many science and research domains. The next step for these grid infrastructures is the establishment of a sustainable model, which provides the grid services to the user community on a stable and permanent basis. This model has been developed in the course of the European Grid Infrastructure, and is currently discussed through the EGI Blueprint proposal. This talk describes the EGI model and the transition from the current project-based grid infrastructures to the new sustainable approach.
        Speaker: Prof. Dieter Kranzlmueller
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM
      LUNCH
    • 3rd Building Bridges in Healthgrids Workshop Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Application for Health, from Biomedical Data Acquisition to its Integration and use in Grids.

      In highlight of the newly published SHARE Roadmap, the aim of this 3rd edition of our workshop is to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to review the status of various International initiatives addressing the development and deployment of Grid applications for medical research and health care. More particularly, participants will be able to compare their respective approaches for addressing healthgrid challenges, and to initiate new collaborations and convergence in the community.
      Thus, a panel of experts will be invited to give a short presentation of their work, related to 3 major topics of interest, ranging from biomedical data acquisition/integration, to end-user applications gridification, to grid middleware related requirements.

      The second part of the workshop will aim to engage discussions around emerging topics in the community, and in particular will attempt to address the milestones defined in the SHARE roadmap. For this purpose, a set of panelists will express their opinions, and ultimately addressing additional questions/topics raised in the audience.

      The proposed topics are:
      - Identifying ways forward in Europe for the convergence toward a community healthgrid platform and infrastructure,
      - Security and privacy in healthgrids, Common practices in European projects. Emergence of an healthgrid European regulation.
      - Medical data integration and exploitation in grids. European Technologies and their Integration in the Grid.

      agenda
      • 8
        Introduction
        Speaker: Vincent Jacques Breton (Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (LPC))
      • 9
        Share roadmap presentation
        Speaker: Mr Yannick Legre (MAAT-G)
        Slides
      • 10
        ACGT project
        Speaker: Prof. George Stamatakos (NTUA)
        Slides
      • 11
        Health-e-Child project
        Speaker: Dr Joerg Freund
        Slides
      • 12
        neuGRID project
        Speaker: Mr DAVID MANSET (MAAT GKnowledge)
        Slides
    • Building Security and Trust between the Grids, their services, the Sites, the VOs and their Users Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session is aimed at all users and managers of EGEE resources.
      Members of collaborating grid projects are also encouraged to attend. We
      will describe the work of the Joint Security Policy Group (JSPG) and the
      Grid Security Vulnerability Group (GSVG). JSPG defines security policies
      for EGEE, WLCG and several other Grids aimed at establishing trust
      between the various parties. GSVG handles security middleware
      vulnerabilities and works with others to resolve these thereby providing
      increased security and sustainability of the deployed infrastructure.

      • 13
        Introduction and Security Policies
        Speaker: Dr David Kelsey (RAL)
        Slides
      • 14
        Grid Security Vulnerability Handling and Risk Management
        Speaker: Linda Ann Cornwall (RAL)
        Slides
      • 15
        General discussion
    • Business Track - Grid and Business Plenary Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session focuses on trends in distributed computing as we move towards new frontiers.
      EGEE will outline its business programme, showcase current achievements and chart the course to face the new challenges ahead.
      This opening session to the Business Track provides an analyst perspective around the market place for Grids, Cloud Computing and future computing platforms, including analysis of key commercial pressures and their likely impact.
      The programme is complimented by an example of knowledge exchange between industry and research with a case study on a grid-enabled distributed signal search system. Imense, a UK-based SME, presents a use case illustrating how grid access can level the playing field for new companies wishing to demonstrate internet scale technology.

      • 16
        EGEE and gLite: an opportunity for business
        EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE) is Europe's flagship Grid infrastructure project now in its third 2-year phase. The EGEE infrastructure brings together more than 120 organisations to produce a reliable and scalable computing resource available to the European and global research community. At present, it consists of 260 sites in nearly 50 countries and more than 79,000 CPU cores available to some 9,000 users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's now the world's largest general-purpose scientific computing Grid, and is getting bigger every month. EGEE has embarked on a strategic process to target businesses and especially SMEs & start ups as the main beneficiaries of Grid adoption. The Business Forum and mechanisms like our Industry Committee's Focus Group on SMEs and start-ups offer a prime opportunity to highlight prototyping prospects via the GILDA test bed, training, expertise and consultancy. This talk will outline how EGEE is assisting businesses, new and old, to capitalise on EGEE's Open Source Grid Technologies, demonstrating the major value delivered by Grid through improving business performance and enabling companies to do new things. Additional concepts of promoting knowledge transfer are used as well, whereby knowledge generated by research can be applied to areas of life where it can make a difference and connecting scientists from EGEE with companies and researchers to foster opportunities for collaborative development and opportunities for Knowledge Transfer.
        Speaker: Erwin Laure (CERN)
        Slides
      • 17
        The Forrester View on Grids, Cloud Computing and Ultra Modular Computing in a Commercial Environment
        Charles Brett will present concepts and ideas that Forrester is researching and/or encountering in the market place in the context of Grids, Cloud Computing and future computing platforms. This will include analysis of 5 key commercial pressures and their likely impact.
        Speaker: Charles Brett (Forrester Inc.)
        Slides
      • 18
        gLite-based Grid computing for large scale image indexing and retrieval
        Dr David Sinclair, co-founder Imense Ltd will present Imense's experience of the grid as a case study that shows how grid access can level the playing field for new companies wishing to demonstrate internet scale technology. Imense Ltd has benefited greatly from its involvement with EGEE grid and the STFC PIPSS program. Before our projects with EGEE and the STFC we were an un-funded UK start up with interesting but un-proven technology for finding images in a better way. Being awarded a mini-PIPSS grant acted as a catalyst that allowed us to demonstrate content based image retrieval at near Internet scale and raise commercial funding to turn an idea into a business. He will outline the scale of the problem faced by anyone wishing to index even a modest proportion of the images available online and it will become obvious why grid type solutions are the only viable ones. He will demonstrate our content based image retrieval technology and talk about where it might naturally be deployed. Personal thanks and acknowledgements for Dr Alex Efimov and Professor Andy Parker.
        Speaker: David Sinclair (Imense Ltd.)
        Slides
    • EGEE Operations: CIC on Duty (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Meeting of COD-on-Duty teams who operate the daily monitoring of the EGEE/LCG grid, where latest enhancements in procedures and tools are widespread in plenary sessions. Other improvements in procedures and tools are discussed and planned in dedicated thematic working groups.
      During this meeting , feedback from the operator teams for further work enhancement will be gathered. Also, practical training could be scheduled according to the expressed needs.
      Permanent guests: TCG sites representatives, developpers from monitoring tools as well as GGUS, GOCDB3 and ENOC.

      Agenda and further information is available at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=40252

    • European Grid Initiative Transition Workshop Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The EGI Design Study (EGI_DS) project is preparing the Blueprint for the future European Grid Initiative Organization (EGI.org). The EU e- Infrastructure projects have provided input to this Blueprint and for example within EGEE-III the transition to the future EGI model (EGI.org + NGIs) is part of the project plans.

      In this session the Blueprint and especially the transition to the EGI model will be presented in detail. The grid community will be given an opportunity to learn and comment about the EGI Blueprint.
      The session is in the form of a workshop where input from all participants will be encouraged. It includes presentations from EGEE-III and DEISA and a panel with representation from selected e-Infrastructure projects. The objective of the session is primarily to harmonize the effort within EU e-Infrastructure projects with the findings of the EGI Design Study and the policies endorsed by the National Grid Initiatives towards a sustainable European grid infrastructure.

    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 3rd Building Bridges in Healthgrids Workshop Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Application for Health, from Biomedical Data Acquisition to its Integration and use in Grids.

      In highlight of the newly published SHARE Roadmap, the aim of this 3rd edition of our workshop is to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to review the status of various International initiatives addressing the development and deployment of Grid applications for medical research and health care. More particularly, participants will be able to compare their respective approaches for addressing healthgrid challenges, and to initiate new collaborations and convergence in the community.
      Thus, a panel of experts will be invited to give a short presentation of their work, related to 3 major topics of interest, ranging from biomedical data acquisition/integration, to end-user applications gridification, to grid middleware related requirements.

      The second part of the workshop will aim to engage discussions around emerging topics in the community, and in particular will attempt to address the milestones defined in the SHARE roadmap. For this purpose, a set of panelists will express their opinions, and ultimately addressing additional questions/topics raised in the audience.

      The proposed topics are:
      - Identifying ways forward in Europe for the convergence toward a community healthgrid platform and infrastructure.
      - Security and privacy in healthgrids, Common practices in European projects. Emergence of an healthgrid European regulation.
      - Medical data integration and exploitation in grids. European Technologies and their Integration in the Grid.

      • 23
        Summary of the HealthGrid08 conference in Chicago
        Speaker: Vincent Jacques Breton (Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (LPC))
      • 24
        Biomed Grid School
        Speaker: Dr Luciano Milanesi (National Research Council - Institute of Biomedical Technologies)
      • 25
        The SPIDeR project
        Speaker: Mr DAVID MANSET (MAAT GKnowledge)
        Slides
      • 26
        BBH roundtable
        Speakers: Doman Kim (Chonnam National University) , Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPV) , Dr Joerg Freund (Siemens) , Dr Luciano Milanesi (National Research Council - Institute of Biomedical Technologies) , Mr Yannick Legre (MAAT-G)
    • Business Track - Outsourcing Applications (Grids and Clouds) Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session is all about the sea-change surrounding cloud computing, investigating the benefits and challenges related to this emerging technology. Talks look at how cloud fits into the big picture and what cloud and grids can teach each other. One of the talks centres on EGEE’s investigation into clouds and grids with a comparison between lowest common denominator components and higher-level services.
      Following this theme, we will see how by being able to dynamically scale computation and storage power and paying only for what it used will change the marketplace as we know it. IGT, who will be holding the World Summit of Cloud Computing in Dec, offers an inside look at scientific and technical computing, into a business-innovating technology that is driving increased commercial adoption.
      A new EGEE Business Associate and STFC spin-out, Constellation Technologies, provides a cloud computing service to businesses using EGEE’s gLite. The talk will show how its SuperCloud infrastructure allows users to access different re source providers to offer higher-level services, as well as a global marketplace for various service providers, such as media, finance, and engineering.
      Training opportunities will also be presented for any company that wishes to get a hands-on experience using this technology.
      Discussions do not stop here as the next session continues with the future direction of virtualization, including clouds.

      • 27
        Cloud vs. Grid: a land of opportunity
        In this talk, Marc-Elian Bégin, partner at Six², will briefly present the state-of-the-art in grid and cloud computing, with concrete examples like EGEE for grid and Amazon for cloud. He will then compare the two, focusing on opportunities cloud computing brings both to academia, with projects like EGEE, and to industry. He will end with a concrete example to illustrate opportunities cloud computing offers in the field of automated build, integration and test, never before possible.
        Speaker: Marc-Elian Bégin (Six²)
        Slides
      • 28
        Cloud Computing - Pay-per-use for On-Demand Scalability: Why now?
        Over the last few years we have seen grid computing evolve from a niche technology associated with scientific and technical computing, into a business-innovating technology that is driving increased commercial adoption. Grid deployments accelerate application performance, improve productivity and collaboration, and optimize the resiliency of the IT infrastructure. Today, the maturity of the Virtualisation technologies, both at the VM and at the Grid infrastructure levels, and the convergence of the Grid, Virtualization and SOA concepts, enables the business implementation of the Cloud Computing for utility and SaaS services. At last, the Grid Computing vision becomes a reality: people that get electricity from their electrical outlet, on-demand, can get applications, computing and storage services from the network, on-demand. We can dynamically scale our computation and storage power, and we pay only for what we use. This is going to change the marketplace as we know it.
        Speaker: Avner Algom (IGT)
        Slides
      • 29
        Constellation Technologies – the “SuperCloud” on the Net
        Constellation is providing a cloud computing service to commercial companies using gLite. Providing higher level added value services to companies allowing them to access the power of the cloud on the net (the SuperCloud). Constellation is bringing the power of the cloud to all commercial sectors. The talk will include a description of some of the commercial project Constellation on which it is working. Constellation Technologies is a spin-out company from STFC, the WLCG Tier 1 site for UK and Ireland. Constellation Technologies offers the SuperCloud infrastructure powered by the gLite grid middleware. The SuperCloud infrastructure is a global open commercial marketplace for IT services. SuperCloud technology allows users to access different resource providers (including clouds) to provide higher service level for wide user community. It also provides a global marketplace for various service providers (media, finance, engineering). In addition, Constellation Technologies also offers a consultancy, training, operational support and development services to academic and commercial partners allowing a widening of the gLite user base. Constellation Technologies collaborates with several European academic and commercial partners covering a variety of application sectors. The presentation will present the Constellation technologies offer as well as will provide the newest status update on services using the SuperCloud infrastructure.
        Speaker: Nick Trigg (Constellation Technologies)
        Slides
      • 30
        EGEE Business Training Programme
        Linalis is an Open Source consulting, services and training company. The company focuses on open standards, web applications and network administration. Based in Switzerland and making IT happen since 2002. As a newly appointed EGEE Business Associate, Linalis is now able to provide training to companies and individuals looking to leverage the power of the grid using gLite in their business. The courses will use the GILDA testbed and will introduce participants to the RESPECT tools (Recommended External Software for EGEE CommuniTies). The training programme is currently focussed on end users. Consultancy can be provided for systems integration and ongoing support. This presentation will provide details on the current courses available as well as the plans to develop a full training and certification programme.
        Speaker: Stephen Adams (Linalis)
        Slides
    • EGEE Operations: CIC on Duty (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Meeting of COD-on-Duty teams who operate the daily monitoring of the EGEE/LCG grid, where latest enhancements in procedures and tools are widespread in plenary sessions. Other improvements in procedures and tools are discussed and planned in dedicated thematic working groups.
      During this meeting , feedback from the operator teams for further work enhancement will be gathered. Also, practical training could be scheduled according to the expressed needs.
      Permanent guests: TCG sites representatives, developpers from monitoring tools as well as GGUS, GOCDB3 and ENOC.

      Agenda and further information is available at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=40252

    • European Grid Initiative Transition Workshop Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The EGI Design Study (EGI_DS) project is preparing the Blueprint for the future European Grid Initiative Organization (EGI.org). The EU e- Infrastructure projects have provided input to this Blueprint and for example within EGEE-III the transition to the future EGI model (EGI.org + NGIs) is part of the project plans.

      In this session the Blueprint and especially the transition to the EGI model will be presented in detail. The grid community will be given an opportunity to learn and comment about the EGI Blueprint.
      The session is in the form of a workshop where input from all participants will be encouraged. It includes presentations from EGEE-III and DEISA and a panel with representation from selected e-Infrastructure projects. The objective of the session is primarily to harmonize the effort within EU e-Infrastructure projects with the findings of the EGI Design Study and the policies endorsed by the National Grid Initiatives towards a sustainable European grid infrastructure.

      • 31
        Transition to the EGI
        Panel with major e-Infrastructure projects and larger communities
      • 32
        Summary
    • GOCDB Advisory Group (GAG) (Closed) Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The GOCDB Advisory Group meet to discuss recent progress, bugs and requests for development of the GOCDB. It will also discuss release schedules including GOCDB4.

      • 33
        1. Welcome, apologies, minutes from previous meetings
        Speaker: Dr Claire Devereux (STFC)
        Minutes
      • 34
        2. Recent developments and implementations
        Speaker: Gilles Mathieu (RAL-STFC, Didcot, UK)
      • 35
        3. Requests received since the last meeting
        bugs and feature requests can be tracked using the Savannah tool and the GOCDB interface
        Speaker: Gilles Mathieu (RAL-STFC, Didcot, UK)
      • 36
        4. Release schedule
      • 37
        5. Architecture evolution and plans
        Speaker: Gilles Mathieu (RAL-STFC, Didcot, UK)
        Slides
      • 38
        6. AOB
    • Business Track - Virtualisation & Data Management Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session explores the benefits to be gained from the shift from high-cost mainframes to low-cost virtualisation from both a developer's and use case perspective.
      EGEE Business Associate, Avanade, offers insight into the company’s Virtualised Grid Technology, which adopts Virtualisation as a means to provide more configurable, dynamic, secure and cost-effective Grid Computing solutions.
      The new FP7 project, RESERVIOR, will showcase current commercial efforts in the Cloud world, the benefits that Cloud Computing can offer today and look down the road to see what will really be required from Cloud as the ICT world moves to Web 2.0 and beyond. This includes the vision and objectives of the project, which aims to create the infrastructure for the next generation cloud.
      The COMETA Consortium shows the Grid services developed to ease the adoption of the Grid paradigm by industry. A sample of industrial applications currently supported on the Sicilian e-Infrastructure managed by COMETA will also be presented. The talk demonstrates, through real use cases, how gLite can be extended to satisfy the stringent requirements that come from the commercial sector.
      Outsourcing applications continues with HIP-TEK highlighting tools for Server Based Computing used with Xen virtual machine managers for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures showcasing as well a major "Green" effect.

      • 39
        Avanade Virtualised Grids
        Avanade’s Virtualized Grid Technology adopts Virtualization as a mean to provide more configurable, dynamic, secure and cost-effective Grid Computing solutions. Virtualization is used to provide automatic creation of computing clusters with the optimal configuration in two complementary domains: Operating Systems and installed software. In a Grid computing context we see that virtualization has two benefits: • Application Virtualization provides application isolation so that each grid application is able to run in its own space. Operating System Virtualization allows for a cost-effective utilization of dedicated computing servers, supporting the dynamic creation of etherogenous computing farms. • Avanade developed this technology based on a business case. What we faced is a situation where a grid enabled application required different environments to run, due to a major version upgrade, and coexistence on the same system was not supported nor working. By using Operating System Virtualization, the client is not required to split available resources between the two required applications, and currently shares them by using virtualization. In addition, as the application is based on Linux, now the execution is possible even on Windows machines, so the available resources that can be used at the same time even greater that before.
        Speaker: Luca Regini (Avanade)
        Slides
      • 40
        RESERVOIR - A Service-Oriented Virtualized Platform
        Cloud Computing, evolved from Grid Computing, is a hot buzzword in today's ICT world, and has various facets from different points of views. We will briefly look at current commercial efforts in the Cloud world, and understand the benefits that Cloud Computing can offer today. We will then try looking down the road to see what will really be required from Cloud as the ICT world moves to Web 2.0 and beyond. Finally, we will discuss the vision and objectives of the RESERVOIR research project, which is a three-year project being funded by the European Union FP7 initiative, aiming to create the infrastructure for the next generation cloud.
        Speaker: Shimon Agassi (IBM - Haifa)
        Slides
      • 41
        The Grid services of Consorzio COMETA for industry
        COMETA (www.consorzio-cometa.it) is a not-for-profit Organization established in Catania (Italy) in 2005 and formed by the Universities of Catania (www.unict.it), Messina (www.unime.it), and Palermo (www.unipa.it), the INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, www.infn.it), the INAF (Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, www.inaf.it), the INGV (Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, www.ingv.it), and the Consorzio S.C.I.R.E. (www.consorzioscire.it). The institutional goals of COMETA are to create a Virtual Laboratory in Sicily, both for scientific and industrial applications, built on top of a Grid infrastructure; Connect the Sicilian e-Infrastructure to those already existing in Italy, in Europe, and in the rest of the world improving the scientific collaboration and increasing the “competitiveness” of e-Science and e-Industry “made in Sicily”; Disseminate the “Grid paradigm” through the organization of dedicated events and training courses; and Trigger/foster the creation of spin-offs in the ICT area in order to reduce the “brain drain” of brilliant young people to other parts of Italy and beyond. The COMETA infrastructure is fully operational and it is distributed over 7 sites in Sicily (located in the poles of Catania, Messina and Palermo) where HPC clusters connected by the gLite grid middleware are installed and functioning. At present, the production service counts more than 2000 CPU cores and more than 250 TB of disk space. During the presentation, the Grid services developed by the Consorzio COMETA to ease the adoption of the Grid paradigm by industry will be shown. In particular, the porting of gLite on Windows, the Secure Storage System, the support for MPI-2 jobs in gLite, the management of licenses of commercial software in a Grid environment, the QoS and SLA frameworks, the storage accounting, the transactional framework for digital repositories, and the virtualization techniques will be mentioned. Some examples of industrial applications currently supported on the Sicilian e-Infrastructure managed by COMETA will also be shown. The Grid services shown will demonstrate, through real use cases, how gLite can be extended to satisfy the stringent requirements that come from the industrial world.
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (Consorzio COMETA)
        Slides
      • 42
        Outsourcing Applications using Virtualisation
        HIP-TEK has studied and developed tools for Server Based Computing used with Xen virtual machine managers for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures. The solution combines the best aspects of the both worlds aiming at a real Green Computing infrastructure. The solution implements many aspects of Green Computing such as: -Increasing Telecommuting and Homeshoring with the help of Secure remote access to Virtual Desktops. -Promoting thinner client devices instead of full-blown PCs for less operational expenditures, carbon offset end eWaste. -Guaranteeing optimized use of hardware resources through virtualization, optimized kernel and software configurations on both thin clients and servers. -Creating economies by on-demand power down management outside working hours while hosting permanent active sessions on servers in a controlled way. In addition, with open source software platform, the system can be tailor made to interconnect many existing systems without any known vendor lock-ins. Green Computing incorporates economical, environmental and ethical values, and has become appreciated more and more in the markets of Government, Education and Corporate. The means to reach these goals are numerous, but in our case it is applied both at desktops as well as within servers. While in terms of Grid users, complex middleware can be pre-packaged and managed centrally on behalf of the user by professional administrators. The inherent benefits include: Hardware and Software repurchase cycles can be cut in terms of cost and maximized in terms of lifecycle. Lighter hardware on desktops can be used with low carbon footprint and less eWaste in recycling. Application stacks can be standardized on user’s desktop with centrally managed maintenance. Particular needs are solved with access to personalized virtual machines, which can be instantiated on demand thus lowering server loads.
        Speaker: Kalle Happonen (HIP-TEK)
        Slides
    • Computational Chemistry Community Meeting Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Current focus of computational chemistry far exceeded traditional interest of studying properties of small molecules. These days numerous applications of computational chemistry methods are applied to study properties of new materials and help in their design. These studies would not be possible without Grid computational platform. The availability of chemical software on the Grid made it very attractive for the community members. However, most of them is accustomed to GUIs and found the grid interface difficult to use. Therefore the aim of this session is to fill the gap between users needs concerning grid interface and current status of tools and services easing execution of numerical experiments and their planning.

      • 43
        Running ECCE on EGEE clusters
        The Extensible Computational Chemistry Environment (ECCE) is a package of programs developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). It consists of a graphical user interface for building molecular systems and submitting jobs to remote computational resources, as well as the storing and managing of the results in a database. In this presentation the main features of ECCE are discussed and recent developments for adapting it for use on grid resources are presented.
        Slides
      • 44
        Extension of Charon GUI on top of gLite middleware
        Charon Extension Layer (CEL) represents an intuitive command-line interface for administration of application programs and corresponding computational jobs within a generic grid environment. CEL covers all activities related to an individual computational job life period in the Grid. This contribution describes additional expansion of the original CEL framework idea towards its graphical representation - CharonGUI. CharonGUI exploits all CEL features and includes several enhancements and added values stimulating further increase in CEL utilization and allowing deep penetration into completely new research communities.
        Slides
      • 45
        Executing complex computational workflows on EGEE Grid
        Slides
      • 46
        Grid Web portal for chemists -- status of development
        New Grid users often face difficulties when using command line interface. This makes their adoption in the Grid environment much harder. To avoid user's disappointment new, web based, interface is proposed. In contrast to existing web based tools portal will not only easy job management but in first place will serve as a work environment for chemists. The talk will present current status of development of portal with plug-in to Gaussian suite.
        Slides
    • EGI Policy Board (closed) Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The EGI Policy Board (PB) meeting is a closed event for the National Grid Initiative (NGI) representatives. The meeting is chaired by EGI Policy Board Chairman Gaspar Barreira (LIP).

      The EGI Policy Board consists of representatives from the National Grid Initiatives and observers from other infrastructure projects, such as DEISA, EGEE, GÉANT and PRACE. The PB is a formal forum for the NGIs to provide guidance to the EGI Design Study. This Board and the involvement of the NGIs are essential for the project, since the EGI organization, must be established and governed by the NGIs.

    • HPC and Parallel Computing Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Traditionally, applications run on large-scale grid infrastructures like EGEE have been loosely coupled, i.e. single jobs or sets of jobs with no need to communicate. This model is sometimes referred to as "capacity" or "high-throughput" computing. In contrast, high-performance computing (HPC) applications typically involve much communication between sub-tasks, and benefit greatly from specialised low-latency interconnects. In this session we will focus on bridging the gap between these two models.

      • 47
        Tool support for parallel applications
        Speaker: Kiril Dichev (Hih Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart)
        Slides
      • 48
        Integrating HPC and grid: the STFC experience
        Speaker: Matthew Viljoen (STFC)
        Slides
      • 49
        Parallel workload enablement for EGEE infrastructure using QosCosGrid-OpenMPI
        Speaker: Mr Bernhard Schott (Platform Computing)
        Slides
      • 50
        EGEE and HPC: Pride and Prejudice?
        Strengths of HPC and grid communities. Challenges to greater collaboration. Opportunities for the future.
        Speaker: Dr Peter Kunszt (CSCS)
        Slides
    • Operations automation planning (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      An internal meeting of the Operations Automation Group with the EGEE SA1 Activity.

      1. Review of Minutes

      2. Report from COD meetings + GOCDB advisory meeting - issues for OAT...

      3. Security for Sites - with Security team

      4. MSA1.3 - Metrics

      5. SLA Portal - what's different from MSA1.3 ?

      Minutes
      slides
    • The future of training in Europe Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session aims to outline the current plans for future provision of user training provided within the EGEE project, thereby providing a platform for discussion concerning the future of Grid training beyond EGEE-III.

      • 51
        Training in EGEE-III and beyond
        Speaker: Robin McConnell (UEDIN)
        Slides
      • 52
        International Winter School on Grid Computing - a Model for e-Learning
        Speaker: David Fergusson (UEDIN)
        Slides
      • 53
        GILDA - Future Plans for Training Infrastructure
        Speaker: Emidio Giorgio (INFN)
        Slides
    • 7:00 PM
      Welcome Cocktail
    • Technical Plenary Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 54
        Success stories and future challenges from the EGEE user community
        In the last few years, grid usage by EGEE user communities has shifted from testing and experimentation to daily production. At the same time, the number of applications and disciplines exploiting the EGEE infrastructure has grown significantly. The diversification of the user community has brought more demand for the use of commercial software on the grid; partnerships with industry have explored how to make this software available on the EGEE grid infrastructure. The results of these partnerships have expanded the possibilities for exploiting the grid and further increased the number of target communities that can productively use the grid. In the medium and long-term future, scientific communities face challenges from the rapid political and technical changes associated with grid technology. On the political side, the European grid infrastructure is changing from a project-based model to one based on National Grid Initiatives (NGIs). Keeping a close touch with these developments is important to guarantee an uninterrupted transition. On the technical side, cloud computing, software as a service, hardware as a service and other novel technologies are emerging. Coupled with existing technologies these bring new capacities but also new challenges for efficient communication and sharing within the scientific communities for which the grid has become an important research tool. This presentation will highlight several success stories from the EGEE user communities. It will also provide the status of application-level initiatives in the project. The talk with finish with a look forward, describing how scientific communities are preparing for the post-EGEE epoch and how new technologies might influence their daily research routine.
        Speaker: Mr Evangelos Floros (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 55
        Grids in Asia Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities
        As the Internet has already become a global phenomenon, the next step towards a global collaborating e-Science infrastructure would benefit the world, especially, in the scientific discoveries, biomedical applications, disaster mitigation, bridging digital divide, etc. Global e-Science infrastructure could potentially benefit the world and Asia Pacific in both directions. However, countries in Asia Pacific have been largely playing catch-up mode in the last half century with limited success. The reasons may be rooted in the particular challenges of the region such as the lack of driving e-Science applications that specifically concern countries in that region. This presentation will begin with overall background of Grids in Asia Pacific. Challenges and opportunities for the region will be the main theme of this presentation. Due to the time constraint, only the analysis of some representative countries in the region will be discussed. One hopes, by better understanding the challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific, it will help to contribute the process of democratisation of science in the future.
        Speaker: Dr Simon Lin (ASGC)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Astronomy/Astrophysics Community Meeting Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The main purpose of this session is to check the status of the astrophysical cluster with particular emphasis on: a) level of interactivity within the cluster; b) status of the application porting activity; c) issues met during the application gridification process; d) tools and services used during the gridification process; e) requested tools and services still missing. One or two presentations could be accomodated reporting the progress for the most advanced and mature gridification activities. The main purpose of the session however is to stimulate an open discussion on the above listed topics. To make the discussion as productive as possible people of other disciplinary clusters and of some EGEE-III activity teams (especially people operating in NA3 and NA4) might be invited to attend the AA session.

      • 57
        Integration of Astro-WISE and EGEE: status and met issues
        Speaker: Fokke Dijkstra (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 58
        Open Discussion: Status of the Astrophysical Cluster in EGEE
        This discussion will be centered on topics listed in the parallel session abstract. The objective is to clearly take a bearing of the cluster status aiming mainly at identifying and removing potential issues that could prevent or make more difficult the achievement of cluster's objectives. The discussion topics are listed here: a) level of interactivity within the cluster; b) status of the application porting activity; c) issues met so far during the gridification process; d) tools and services used during the gridification process; e) requested tools and services still missing.
        document
        Slides
    • Biomedicine Community Meeting Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The session is dedicated to general issues relevant to the activities of the Life Sciences cluster.
      The forthcoming Biomed Grid Summer school to take place in Varenna in May 2009 will be presented and discussed as well as the results of a survey distributed through the french research communities in life sciences and medical research.
      The meeting will also be the opportunity to further discuss how to foster grid adoption by ESFRI infrastructures in the biomedical area and more specifically to establish a discussion with the EGI User Support Task Force

      • 59
        Introduction - cluster specific issues
        Slides
      • 60
        Grids from the perspective of the french life sciences and medical research community
      • 61
        Biomed Grid Summer School
        The talk will present the scopes and objectives of the Biomed Grid SUmmer School which will be held for the third consecutive year in Varenna (Italy) in May 2009
        Speaker: Dr Luciano Milanesi (National Research Council - Institute of Biomedical Technologies)
        Slides
      • 62
        From EGEE to EGI
        This contribution will start with a talk by Diana Cresti describing the EGI User Support Task Force. In the following discussion, we will debate on the mechanisms by which the cluster can contribute to the activities of the task force and more generally to EGI in synergy with NA4 management and the other NA4 clusters.
        Speaker: Dr Diana Cresti (INFN)
        Slides
    • Business Track - Modelling and Simulation Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Modelling and Simulation is an area with much potential for distributed computing, bringing benefits across a range of commercial sectors. The session aims to show how grids are being used to enhance in real-time simulations from both European and international perspectives.
      CGGVeritas showcases their solution to execute Geocluster on a grid environment. Geocluster is CGGVeritas' software platform for seismic data processing and imaging providing geophysicists with easy access to the latest seismic processing technology and a powerful parallel-processing environment designed to handle large data volumes.
      The session describes the capabilities of the PBS Gridworks suite of tools and how it can be used in a production environment. Integration with vertical applications and interfaces to external services will also be discussed. A transportation supply-chain exploiting Grid services to optimize both the delivery and cost of each customer order is also described. This talk aims to illustrate a secure environment for the transportation supply chain by identifying its security issues and presenting security components that help to solve these issues.
      EU-IndiaGrid showcase a grid-enabled tool, BEmuse (Bias-Exchange Metadynamics Submission Environment), and explain how it is ready to tackle key challenges in drug design, highlighting the benefits of this tool for companies involved in computational Biology.
      Also, a talk from HP introduces a transportation supply-chain that exploits Grid services for optimizing both the delivery and cost of each customer order. The proposed case study focuses on an auction-based model to select transporters for given transportation tasks in a generic supply chain.

      • 63
        Solution to execute Geocluster on a grid environment
        CGG is an EGEE partner also involved in the BEinGRID project. The presentation will focus on Seismic Processing and Reservoir Simulation application, using gLite and developed between - CGG Veritas, TNO, NICE, Petrosoft - all from the Oil & Gas market. The aim of the experiment is to validate the technical and economic viability of geosciences processing on the Grid by consolidating the EGEODE (Expanding Geosciences On Demand) Virtual Organization. The VO is composed of geoscience research centers, from both industry and academia, which are focused on the Oil & Gas application domain, offering access to computing resources and various state of the art technology services for seismic processing and reservoir simulation using Grid technology.
        Speaker: Gael Youinou (CGGVeritas)
        Slides
      • 64
        PBS Gridworks - efficient application scheduling on distributed platforms
        PBS Gridworks is a suite of tools simplifying and automating the process of scheduling and managing compute workload across clusters, SMP and hybrid configurations. The talk describes the capabilities of the product and how it can be used in a production environment. Integration with vertical applications and interfaces to external services will also be discussed.
        Speaker: Jochen Krebs (Altair)
        Slides
      • 65
        Securing Grid-based Supply Chains
        This talk introduces a transportation supply-chain that exploits Grid services for optimizing both the delivery and cost of each customer order. The proposed case study focuses on an auction-based model to select transporters for given transportation tasks in a generic supply chain. Each transporter uses a Grid-based computing service to re-optimize the routes of its vehicles after the addition of each new transportation task. The main objective of this work is to describe a secure environment for the transportation supply chain by identifying its security issues and presenting security components that help to solve these issues. The presentation is relevant to two communities: On one side, industrial users of Grid-based supply chains, by describing an example of a supply chain that uses Grid technology, highlighting security issues that need to be considered when developing them. On the other side, developers of security services for the Grid. The presentation highlights current developments within the EU GridTrust project, including: A Grid Security Requirements Editor, helping designer to define security requirements; a VO Management Service, including a Secure-Aware Resource Broker; policy Management for Grid services; Usage-Control Service tailored for Grid systems; Reputation-Management Service for Grids. The work presented here focuses on usage control for Grids, and its application in the development of a Grid-based supply chains. Usage control extends traditional access control with concepts from trust management and digital-right management, allowing fine-grained security policies. The EU GridTrust project is implementing this concept for Grids at several levels: requirements, design, application and foundation layers. The Grid services developed are OGSA compatible, it is described how usage control policies can be derived from requirements, and how it can be implemented using policies languages such as XACML.
        Speaker: Marco Di Girolamo (HP)
        Slides
      • 66
        BEmuse: a tool for drug design on the Grid
        BEmuse (Bias-Exchange Metadynamics Submission Environment) is a Grid-enabled tool developed within EU-IndiaGrid project. It is capable of folding a 36-residue protein in less than a year of single CPU time, significantly reducing the high number of CPU years needed with other techniques. BEmuse has been successfully tested on the EU-IndiaGrid infrastructure and was developed with interoperability among different computational platforms in mind. At the moment it could easily run on different computational grids with minimum effort. Bemuse is now ready to tackle key challenges in drug design, which requires the atomistic simulation of biological systems. This brief presentation highlights the benefits delivered by this innovative tool for companies involved in computational biology.
        Speaker: Stefano Cozzini (Democritos)
        Slides
    • EGEE Operations: CIC on Duty (closed) Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Meeting of COD-on-Duty teams who operate the daily monitoring of the EGEE/LCG grid, where latest enhancements in procedures and tools are widespread in plenary sessions. Other improvements in procedures and tools are discussed and planned in dedicated thematic working groups.
      During this meeting , feedback from the operator teams for further work enhancement will be gathered. Also, practical training could be scheduled according to the expressed needs.
      Permanent guests: TCG sites representatives, developpers from monitoring tools as well as GGUS, GOCDB3 and ENOC.

      Agenda and further information is available at http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=40252

    • HEP community session: Interactivity collaboration between scientific clusters Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      During this session the HEP cluster would like to invite representative of all scientific clusters of EGEE to share experiences and establish future and active collaborations. The session will share with the rest of the cluster representatives the experiences gained at CERN towards the gridification of both HEP and non_HEP applications using tools developed by HEP. The combination of all these tools has enabled the creation of a framework general enough for any kind of application. A general panel discussion is also foreseen in this session to share experiences and to collect requirements from all the EGEE clusters

      • 67
        Brief Intro to the session
        Speaker: Dr Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN)
      • 68
        The Ganga/Diane tools: towards the gridification of new communities
        Speaker: Dr Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN)
        Slides
      • 69
        The AMGA metadata catalogue: EGEE applications
        Speaker: Dr Birger Koblitz (CERN)
        Slides
      • 70
        The HEP Monitoring tools
        Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        Slides
      • 71
        Panel session with the rest of the invited clusters
        Speaker: Cluster representatives
        Slides
    • Joint Middleware and Operational Security Session (MWSG/OSCT) Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This meeting addresses software developers, site administrators and security personnel. It aims to give security
      recommendations and present good security practices to the audience, including software development, deployment
      and operations with a specific emphasis on grid middleware. It also presents security policies and procedures all
      grid participants are bound to. In addition, it fosters the exchange between developers and site administrators.

      • 72
        Introduction: Grid and security
        Slides
      • 73
        Middleware security overview and pattern matching
        Slides
      • 74
        Security recommendations: lcg-CE
        Slides
      • 75
        Security recommendations: CREAM CE
        Slides
      • 76
        Security recommendations: WMS
        Slides
    • SA1 Activity coordination - 1 (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Closed session to track progress in the SA1 activity with ROC managers
      and task responsibles

      • 77
        Introduction and schedule
        Speaker: Maite Barroso Lopez (CERN)
        Slides
      • 78
        User support
        Speaker: Torsten Antoni (GGUS, KIT-SCC)
        Slides
      • 79
        Resource Allocation Group
        Speakers: Tomasz Szepieniec, Tomasz Szepieniec (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 80
        Grid Security
        Speaker: Mr Romain Wartel (CERN)
        Slides
      • 81
        Middleware deployment and support
        Speaker: Nicholas Thackray (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM
      LUNCH
    • Bioinformatics Community Meeting Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The Bioinformatics domain studies genes, proteins, and all components of living organisms. These include enabling system biology on grid, oncology study at the molecular level, genome wide association studies of human complex diseases, binding of protein and DNA in the cell nucleus, complete genome comparison, as well as portals or web services that enable grid access for users in areas such as protein sequence or genome level analysis. Several bioinformatics applications are now established as regular users of the grid infrastructure, and we are collaborating with related projects to port a broad spectrum of applications to the EGEE grid. The main goal is to build a bioinformatics community of scientists using the grid and to provide them with common biological databases and tools on the EGEE platform

      slides
      • 82
        Predictive biological networks - an EGEE GRID application
        Predicting the effect of perturbations of complex biological systems is key to being able to solve important problems, in particular in the case of human diseases. It is highly likely, that such predictions will have to be based on computer models that represent all relevant components of the networks involved as well as their interactions in sufficient detail and accuracy. Establishment of such models is however complicated by the fact, that relevant parameters are either completely unknown, or can at best be measured under highly artificial conditions. We provide a logical framework for constructing predictive models of such complex biological processes in the absence of accurate knowledge on parameter values. This approach is based on massive parallel simulations and subsequent statistical testing. We have implemented the approach on the EGEE GRID in order to gain sufficient computing power and applied this strategy to predict the effects of drugs on a large cancer-relevant network involving 20 signaling pathways and 767 model components.
        Speaker: Dr Ralf Herwig (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics)
        Slides
      • 83
        Grid based genetic population analysis challenges for Genetic Linkage Analysis of SNPs
        The aim of the present work is to enable the use of high performance computing infrastructures, such as the EGEE-III Grid Infrastructures for the execution of linkage analysis on very large SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) data sets markers. The test has been performed with 10.000 SNPs up to 1 million per Chip. The linkege analysis of SNPs recently become a very popular approach for epidemiology and genetics population studies for finding the genetics correlation in genetics diseases. The case of Genetic Linkage Analysis, is a statistical method for detecting genetic linkage between disease loci and markers of known locations by following their inheritance in families through the generations. This is a NP-hard problem and the computational cost and memory requirements of the major algorithms proposed in literature grows exponentially with pedigree size and markers' number. Implementations of the mentioned algorithms reflect these limits making analyses of medium/large data sets very hard on a single CPU. High performance infrastructures based on EGEE Grid has been used for testing this genetics tools for population genetics for achieving whole genome linkage analysis. The role of Grid computing is getting more and more relevant in biological and medical scientific research due to the high throughput analysis techniques emerging in these fields.
        Speaker: Dr Luciano Milanesi (National Research Council - Institute of Biomedical Technologies)
        Slides
      • 84
        Experiences on metagenomic analysis using the EGEE grid
        The execution of BLAST runs of metagenomes with respect to annotation databases, such as the Non Redundant (nr) from the NCBI provides many interesting results, such as the incoherencies in the annotation of entries in the reference databases [1] or the definition of more precise phylogenetic trees. In the frame of EGEE, the UPV has developed in collaboration with the Institute Cavanilles for Biodiversity, a framework for splitting, data distributing, execution and monitoring of BLAST runs on metagenomes. The framework enables replicating reference databases, compiling BLAST executable on the fly and automatic resubmission. The large size of data blocks to be retrieved and analyzed (on the order of 2Gb for the reference databases) and the need for downloading, compiling and locally installing software is a difficult test for many resources, which could fail on executing parts of the experiment. Since all need to be finished, the resubmission engine has been intensively tested. Currently, the system has executed experiments consuming more than 5 CPU years with metagenomes of gut, virus, soil and oceanic samples. [1] Miguel Pignatelli, Gabriel Aparicio, Ignacio Blanquer, Vicente Hernández, Andrés Moya and Javier Tamames, "Metagenomics Reveals our Incomplete Knowledge of Global Diversity", Bioinformatics, ISSN 1367-4803, Oxford University Press 2008.
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPV)
        Slides
      • 85
        Using the grid to solve a bioinformatics Challenge: Locating nucleosome positions
        How proteins find their targets amongst millions (or more) of competing sites is still largely an unsolved problem. Understanding this process in detail is however central to understanding the mechanisms underlying gene expression. The problem becomes even harder when a complex of several proteins bind to DNA, an in the case of the nucleosome core particle. The nucleosome involves an eight protein complex binding to 147 bp of DNA. To understand selective binding we need to compare many potential binding sequences. Given that any of the four nucleic acid bases can occupy each position within the bound DNA, there are roughly 10^86 potential sequences to test. We have been able to simplify this task by dividing the DNA into overlapping fragments containing five nucleotide pairs. Each such fragment can have 1024 sequences. By minimizing each sequence in turn for each fragment (allowing for local DNA and protein side chain relaxation), and then moving one step along the nucleosome-bound DNA, we can reconstruct the binding energies of all possible sequences with approximately 280,000 optimizations. Each optimization uses the JUMNA program developed in our team and takes, on average, one hour. This implies that the whole task would require roughly 22 years on a single processor. This problem was overcome using a grid platform to distribute the independent minimizations. We have used the production grid set up by the EU-EGEE project, which brings together 41,000 CPUs and 5 PB of storage amongst 200 sites world-wide. The distribution of the minimization tasks all over the grid have crunched the execution time from 22 years to roughly 11.5 days, using at best 1,850 CPUs simultaneously. This performance was obtained with a pilot job system developed in our team. This system deploys adaptative agents on the grid. Each agent (i) ensures that the remote computing environment fulfills the requirement of our JUMNA program, (ii) compiles and optimizes JUMNA, and (iii) recursively fetches sets of data to compute. This system avoids having failed tasks due to bad remote computing environments, and decreases failed jobs due to unclear reasons. The scientific results are being analyzed to quantify the optimal postions of nucleosomes within the chromosomes of the human genome. The preliminary results are very encouraging and in accord with known experimental data, notably concerning nucleosome organization upstream of transcription start sites. It should be emphasized that these are the first predictions made using all-atom energy calculations, in contrast to much faster, but also much less precise, estimates based on DNA sequence properties. This work is supported by the CNRS, by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche through the projects HIPCAL (ANR-06-CIS6-005) and HUGOREP (NT05-3_41825) and by the sixth European Framework Program through the project Enabling Grid for E-science II (EGEE, EU-FP6 INFSO-RI-031688).
        Speaker: Dr Christophe Blanchet (CNRS IBCP)
        Slides
      • 86
        Integration of EMBRACE-compliant Services on the Grid
        Speaker: Mr Matthieu Reichstadt (CNRS/IN2P3)
        Slides
    • Business Track - Business Models and Grid Economics - SME Perspectives Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session focuses on key issues bound up with the future development and deployment of grids, with particular reference to new business models, best practices, and interoperability to ensure standardization and a level-playing field for all companies.
      The GridEcon project designs the technology needed to create an efficient European grid market for trading computing resources. It will also provide the foundation for a series of value-added services that ensure quality for future Grid users over time. The talk demonstrates the advantages of the GridEcon marketplace, including benefits for SMEs, the backbone of the EU economy.
      The iSURF Project focuses on ISU services that facilitate real-time information sharing and collaboration between enterprises by providing semantic support for electronic business document interoperability. Specifications are being developed through the OASIS Semantic Support for Electronic Business Document Interoperability (SET) TC with the aim of standardizing the semantic descriptions.
      Business Grid promises the wide adoption of economic valuable Grid services, but business components involve more stringent requirements in terms of security, confidentiality, trust, guarantees etc. In this talk, the S-Sicilia project, a 2-year collaboration between Oracle and the COMETA consortium, presents aims for a Grid-based business infrastructure to provide business services with guaranteed QoS for SME companies.
      Platform offers how innovative and intelligent use of current Grid technology enables datacenters to optimize their energy consumption by slightly modified scheduling policies. By scheduling workload respective to the application's energy-profile, spatial and temporal heat distribution is controlled. Without reducing the capabilities of the datacenter, this results in direct cost reductions as well as minimization of power related operational risk. A practical implementation plan and ROI calculation is presented.

      • 87
        GridEcon - Economic and business modelling for Grid computing
        Chris Bannink will offer the inns and outs from the GridEcon project. A project (under EC FP6) about economic and business modelling of Grid computing. The GridEcon project designs the technology that is needed to create an efficient European grid market for trading computing resources. It will also provide the foundation for a series of value-added services (e.g. insurance against resource failures, capacity planning, resource quality assurance, stable price offering) that ensure quality for future Grid users over time. The GridEcon marketplace has one major advantage over existing utility computing services (e.g. Amazon’s EC2 service, Sun, HP, and IBM): it allows SMEs not only to buy computing resources, but also to sell spare computing resources. In this marketplace, however, not all providers need also to be consumers and vice versa. Furthermore, the low market power of the participant of the Grid market ensures that the price, though flexible, remains highly competitive. Therefore, it becomes possible that companies possessing “minimal computing power” could compete with IBM, Google and Amazon.
        Speaker: Chris Bannink (Logica Management Consulting)
        Slides
      • 88
        Business Experiments in Grid: SME Success
        The Business Experiments in Grid (BEinGRID) FP6 project ambitions to foster the adoption of Grid technologies in major Industrial and Business sectors through the realisation of specific targeted real Grid pilots. Following the completion of the first wave of 18 experiments, a business analysis is carried out, in order to understand how Grid technologies allow to set up new business models. The second phase of the project has started, running 7 new business experiments that will be built upon the outcome of the first wave. The presentation will focus on some of the successful business experiments, specifically related to SME business ecosystem.
        Speaker: Damien Hubaux (Cetic)
        Slides
      • 89
        PI2S2 and S-Sicilia towards the industrial world: services and applications
        Business Grid promises the wide adoption of economic valuable Grid services. A lot of effort is being spent by the research community as well as by companies that are interested in its adoption. The business component involves more stringent requirements in terms of security, confidentiality, trust, guarantees etc. Moreover, by its nature a business process requires most of the times interactions with other business processes and therefore the Business Grid has to provide service composition. Also, regulations of B2B and B2C interactions have to be performed through SLAs which need a management system that deals with those contracts. Researchers are now focusing on those business aspects, trying to address some of the new arising challenges namely business models, pricing models and market economies. Also, some of the current Grid middleware (Globus, GRIA, Unicore, gLite) are including some of the mentioned aspects within their solutions. In this talk, we present the S-Sicilia project, a 2-year collaboration between Oracle and the COMETA consortium, aiming to setup a Grid-based business infrastructure to provide business services with guaranteed QoS for SME companies. The project does not pretend to address all aspects related to a Business Grid but, by solving particular requirements, be a sort of benchmark to reach a global business-based Grid adoption. Our starting Grid infrastructure, provided by the Pi2S2 project (a project co-funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR)), is primary used for scientific applications with no QoS guarantees. We have created a business layer on top of this Grid infrastructure in order to provide business services with guaranteed quality. Being service demand in most cases unpredictable, the ability to scale the system with it can be a winning factor for SME companies, which normally have limited budget to spend compared to large enterprises.
        Speaker: Antonio Puliafito (University of Messina)
        Slides
      • 90
        Green-HPC by Grid Technology - Energy optimization of existing datacenters by intelligent use of Grid technology
        Innovative and intelligent use of current Grid technology enables datacenters to optimize their energy consumption by slightly modified scheduling policies. By scheduling workload respective to the application's energy-profile, spatial and temporal heat distribution is controlled. Without reducing the capabilities of the datacenter, this results in direct cost reductions as well as minimization of power related operational risk. A practical implementation plan and ROI calculation is presented.
        Speaker: Mr Bernhard Schott (Platform Computing)
        Slides
    • Concertation on Policies and Sustainability Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The session is jointly coordinated by the BELIEF-II and the EELA2 Projects.

      The workshop has been designed with the double aim of (i) gathering together the stakeholders and the users of the projects funded by the recent e-Infrastructures FP7 calls and (ii) discuss common policies and sustainability models to bring world-wide research communities to the existing e-Infrastructures and support them in order to foster scientific collaboration. Formal agreements such as Memoranda of Understanding among the projects will also be discussed and explored.

      Invited Projects: BalticGrid-II, D4Science, DORII, EDGeS, EGEE-III, e-NMR, EUAsiaGrid, EUChinaGRID, EUFORIA, EU-IndiaGrid, EUMEDGRID, EURO-VO, EVALSO, GENESI-DR, GLOBAL, METAFOR, neuGRID, SEE-GRID-SCI, DEISA2, DRIVER2, 6CHOICE, 6DEPLOY, Health-e-Child

      Programme:

      • Sustainability models - Roberto Barbera, EELA2 - INFN Catania, Italy
      • e-Infrastructures Policies - Stephen Benians, BELIEF-II - Metaware, Italy
      • Interactive open discussion
      • Wrap up

      Rapporteur: Stephen Benians

      • 91
        Sustainability models
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (UNIV. CATANIA AND INFN)
        Slides
      • 92
        e-Infrastructures Policies
        Speaker: Mr Stephen Benians (Metaware)
        Slides
      • 93
        SEE-GRID eInfrastructure for regional eScience
        Speaker: Dr Ognjen Prnjat (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 94
        6CHOICE Sustainability
        Slides
      • 95
        DEISA Sustainability model
        Speaker: Mr Wolfgang Gentzsch
        Slides
      • 96
        From EGEE to EGI
        Speaker: Dr Diana Cresti (INFN)
        Slides
      • 97
        Healthgrids, from Revolution to Evolution
        Speaker: Mr DAVID MANSET (MAAT GKnowledge)
        Slides
    • HEP/LCG Community Meeting: World Wide Grid for HEP applications of LHC: The analysis strategies Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The goal of this session is to present and discuss a use of the Grid which is fully individual user oriented; namely data analysis, where non scheduled analysis from many users (with different levels of Grid knowledge) are foreseen. This has common points with many other applications and the scope of the presentations will be to show the procedures followed in HEP for the 4 LHC experiments; each with different computing models, different Grid implementations and different analysis procedures. The procedures followed by these demanding applications will highlight the most important aspects of the analysis, which are applicable to any other Grid community

      • 98
        Brief Intro to the session
        Speaker: Dr Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN)
      • 99
        User analysis in the ALICE experiment
        Speaker: Dr Stefano Bagnasco (I.N.F.N. TORINO)
      • 100
        User analysis in the ATLAS experiment
        Speaker: Johannes Elmsheuser (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
        Slides
      • 101
        User analysis in the CMS experiment
        Speaker: Fabio Farina (INFN Mliano-Bicocca)
    • IPV6 and Network Activity Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session will report on the current work and the future plan of the SA2 related to the IPv6 compliance of gLite in collaboration with JRA1 and ETICS. Results of IPv6 compliance studies of specific packages and libraries will be also reported. A discussion between the main actors in IPv6 process (JRA1, SA3, ETICS, SA2) will conclude the session.

    • Joint Middleware and Operational Security Session (MWSG/OSCT) Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This meeting addresses software developers, site administrators and security personnel. It aims to give security
      recommendations and present good security practices to the audience, including software development, deployment
      and operations with a specific emphasis on grid middleware. It also presents security policies and procedures all
      grid participants are bound to. In addition, it fosters the exchange between developers and site administrators.

      • 104
        Security recommendations: LB
        Slides
      • 105
        Security recommendations: SE
        Slides
      • 106
        Handling security incidents: procedures and recommendations
        Slides
    • SA1 activity coordination - 2 (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Closed session to track progress in the SA1 activity with ROC managers
      and task responsibles

    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Business Track - Conclusion, Wrap-up and Recommendations Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Interactive round-table discussion will allow session chairs to give a short overview of each session and hold a question and answer session leading to a summary on the opportunities for Grid adoption, top-level challenges, recommendations on next steps and feedback on best solutions to barriers. This session also encompasses an opportunity to present and discuss the industrial aspects of the EGI blueprint in order to provide feedback and discuss how the points raised and general ideas and issues can be fed into the overall blueprint.

    • Demos and Posters: Demos
      • 111
        An instrument element for gLite
        Speaker: Roberto Pugliese
      • 112
        Grid-enabled virtual screening service based on grid application platform
        Speaker: Mr Mason Hsiung (Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center)
      • 113
        g-Eclipse - Accessing grid infrastructures
        Speakers: Dr Ariel Garcia (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) , Dr Mathias Stümpert (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
      • 114
        Integration of heterogeneous computational resources in EGEE infrastructure: a live demo
        Speaker: Dr Andrea Santoro (ENEA)
      • 115
        Using the BalticGrid-II infrastructure: SemtiKamols - a linguistic analyser of Latvian language
        Speakers: Mr Bartosz Palak (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center) , Mr Karlis Podins (University of Latvia)
      • 116
        EDGeS: Desktop grid extension of the EGEE infrastructure
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
      • 117
        Ganga and Diane: powerful job management and resource
        Speakers: Adrian Muraru (Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest) , Dr Andrew Maier (CERN IT/GS) , Mr Anton Lechner (CERN IT/GS) , Dr Hurng-Chun LEE (Academia Sinica) , Dr Jakub Moscicki (CERN IT/GS) , Dr Massimo Lamanna (CERN IT/GS) , Dr Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN IT/GS)
      • 118
        G-RISICO: a wild fire risk assessment application running on an advanced grid infrastructure
        Speakers: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN) , Dr Paolo Fiorucci (CIMA) , Dr Paolo Mazzetti (CNR-IMAA) , Dr Valerio Angelini (CNR-IMAA)
      • 119
        Cross-health entreprises medical data management on the EGEE Grid
        Speaker: Romain Texier (EGEE / I3S)
      • 120
        Intra-VO and individual user level accounting in EGEE
        Speaker: Mr Sergio Díaz Montes (CESGA)
      • 121
        A bioinformatics platform: the evolution of the WISDOM environment
        Speakers: Mr Jean Salzemann (CNRS/IN2P3) , Mr Matthieu Reichstadt (CNRS/IN2P3) , Mr Vincent Bloch (CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 122
        EGEE application porting support group
        Speaker: Mr Gergely Sipos (MTA SZTAKI)
        Demo_slides
    • Demos and Posters: Posters
      • 123
        OpenNEbula: The open source virtual machine manager for cluster and grid computing
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Martin Llorente (Universidad Complutense)
      • 124
        Optimization of tokamak’s magnetic system using grid
        Speaker: Mr Nikolay Marusov (RRC "Kurchatov Institute")
      • 125
        Distributed databases services in the EGEE Grid and beyond
        Speaker: Maria Girone (CERN)
      • 126
        ATLAS computing readines challenges
        Speaker: Dr Simone Campana (CERN/IT/GS)
      • 127
        CMCC grid metadata handling system
        Speakers: Mr Alessandro Negro (University of Salento) , Mr Salvatore Vadacca (Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change) , Dr Sandro Fiore (SPACI Consortium & University of Salento)
      • 128
        EGEE Roll - A framework to fully-automated site deployment & management
        Speaker: António Pina (Universidade do Minho)
      • 129
        Porting ThIS on the EGEE Grid
        Speaker: Ms Sorina CAMARASU (CNRS - CREATIS LRMN)
      • 130
        Grid Messaging Systems in the WLCG monitoring context
        Speakers: Mr Daniel Filipe Rocha Da Cunha Rodrigues (CERN) , Mr James Casey (CERN)
      • 131
        Simulation based analysis of scheduling models in EGEE environment
        Speakers: Mr Ciprian Mihai Dobre (University Politehnica of Bucharest) , Mr Florin Pop (University Politehnica of Bucharest)
      • 132
        Running a complex workflow on EGEE infrastructure: Wien2k in action
        Speaker: Dr Maximilian Berger (University of Innsbruck)
      • 133
        NeuroLOG: neuroscience application workflows execution on the EGEE Grid
        Speaker: Mr Javier Rojas Balderrama (UNS / CNRS (I3S))
      • 134
        Automatic detection of error sources of failed grid jobs with data mining algorithms
        Speaker: Ms Gerhild Maier (Universitaet Linz)
      • 135
        The new PPS
        Speaker: Mr Antonio Retico (CERN)
      • 136
        XtreemOS: a grid operating system providing native virtual organization support
        Speakers: Sylvain Jeuland (INRIA) , Yvon Jégou (INRIA)
      • 137
        The MonALISA monitoring framework
        Speakers: Mr Alexandru Costan (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania) , Mr Costin Grigoras (CERN Geneva, Switzerland) , Mr Ramiro Voicu (California Institute of Technology, USA)
      • 138
        TRENCADIS: content-driven distributed repositories of medical images and reports
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPV - ITACA)
      • 139
        The National Grid initiative of the Spanish network for e-Science
        Speaker: Prof. Vicente Hernández (UPV - ITACA)
      • 140
        A Case for Virtualization for Atlas: Deploying Virtual Machines with Panda Pilot Jobs
        Speaker: Mr Omer Khalid (CERN)
      • 141
        DrugScreener-G: An Integrated Environment for Grid-based Large-Scale Virtual Screening and Drug Chemical and Bio-macromolecule Modeling
        Speakers: Dr Jincheol Kim (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) , Mr Sehoon Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) , Dr Soonwook Hwang (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information)
      • 142
        Grid services to store, mine and visualize environmental data
        Speaker: Dr Mikhail Zhizhin (Geophysical Center Russian Acad. Sci.)
      • 143
        Experiment Dashboard for Site Comissionning Activities on the EGEE and OSG Infrastructures
        Speaker: Pablo Saiz (CERN)
      • 144
        EGEE worker nodes running in virtual machines on windows desktops
        Speaker: Török János (BME, IK)
      • 145
        G-PPI: Discovery of Protein-To-Protein Interactions On the Grid
        Speaker: Eray Ozkural (Bilkent University)
      • 146
        Grid interoperation with ARC middleware for CMS experiment
        Speaker: Kalle Happonen (Helsinki Institute of Physics HIP)
      • 147
        FAFNER2: adaptation of a code for estimating NBI heating of fusion plasmas on the Grid
        Speakers: Dr FRANCISCO CASTEJON (CIEMAT) , Dr JOSE GUASP (CIEMAT) , Mr MANUEL A RODRIGUEZ (CIEMAT) , Dr RAFAEL MAYO (CIEMAT)
      • 148
        AUGER - on exploration of the cosmic rays mysteries
        Speaker: Ms Jaroslava Schovancova (CESNET, Prague and Institute of Physics, Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (ASCR))
      • 149
        The Service Level Status for HEP experiments
        Speaker: Alessandro Di Girolamo (CERN)
      • 150
        WMSMonitor: a tool to monitor the gLite WMS/LB service status and job workflow
        Speaker: Mr Daniele Cesini (INFN-CNAF)
      • 151
        Meeting the Design Challenges of nanoCMOS Electronics through Secure, Large-scale Simulation and Data Management
        Speaker: Prof. Richard Sinnott (National e-Science Centre, University of Glasgow)
      • 152
        Porting of a Quantum Mechanics Reactive Scattering Program on the Grid infrastructure
        Speaker: Dr Alessandro Costantini (University of Perugia)
      • 153
        The Service Availability Monitor for the LHC experiment
        Speaker: Alessandro Di Girolamo (CERN)
      • 154
        Searching for Similar Patients in Health-e-Child - An Innovative Translational Biomedicine Grid Platform for Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Discovery in Paediatrics Diseases
        Speakers: Mr Alexey Tsymbal (SIEMENS) , Mr Michael Lynch (SIEMENS)
      • 155
        Bazaar – A Platform for VO-RC Resources Allocation and SLA Tracking
        Speaker: Ms Anna Pagacz (ACK CYFRONET AGH)
      • 156
        HLRmon: a tool to report accounting information within EGEE
        Speakers: Mr Enrico Fattibene (INFN - CNAF) , Mr Giuseppe Misurelli (INFN - CNAF) , Mr Stefano Dal Pra (INFN - PADOVA)
      • 157
        The LIBI Project: a Virtual Laboratory for Bioinformatics
        Speaker: Dr Maria Mirto (SPACI Consortium & University of Salento, Lecce)
      • 158
        Fair Execution Time Estimation (FETE), a new matchmaking algorithm for gLite
        Speaker: Prof. Manos Varvarigos (Research Academic Computer Technology Institute)
      • 159
        Towards StoRM: a Flexible Solution for Storage Resource Manager in Grid
        Speakers: Mr Luca Magnoni (INFN-CNAF) , Mr Riccardo Zappi (INFN-CNAF)
      • 160
        AliEn v.2
        Speaker: Pablo Saiz (CERN)
      • 161
        Earth Science Requirements related to actual applications
        Speaker: Mr Wim Som de Cerff (KNMI)
      • 162
        Report on the implementation of a web portal enabling grid credential obtainment and VO enrollment
        Speaker: Mr Christos Triantiafyllidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
      • 163
        Earth Science Applications ported on EGEE
        Speaker: Dr Monique Petitdidier (CNRS/IPSL)
      • 164
        Monitoring Grid Jobs with L&B Notifications in GridView and Experiment Dashboard
        Speakers: Ales Krenek (CESNET) , James Casey (CERN) , Julia Andreeva (CERN)
      • 165
        Benchmarking the EGEE grid with lmbench; why it would be useful as a continuous service
        Speakers: Mr Fotis Georgatos (GRNET) , Mr John Kouretis (NTUA) , Mr John Kouvakis (NTUA)
      • 166
        Framework Services for Real-time SOIs
        Speakers: Mr Andreas Menychtas (NTUA) , Dr Dimosthenis Kyriazis (NTUA) , Mr Georgios Kousiouris (NTUA) , Ms Kleopatra Konstanteli (NTUA) , Mr Spyridon Gogouvitis (NTUA) , Mr Theodoros Polyhniatis (NTUA)
      • 167
        The AMGA Metadata Catalogue: New developments
      • 168
        The commissioning of CMS computing centres in the WLCG Grid
        Speaker: Dr Jose Flix Molina (Cent. Invest. Energ. Medioamb. Tec. (CIEMAT) , Madrid, Spain)
      • 169
        A-Ware, an easy way to access grid resources
        Speaker: Dr Nicola Venuti (NICE srl)
      • 170
        Putting together Sciences and Humanities on the Grid for integrating the History of Humans and Ancient Societies with the Earth History: the ArchaeoGRID Project
        Speaker: Prof. Pier Giovanni Pelfer (Univ. + INFN)
      • 171
        Data access and storage: some new directions
        Speaker: Dr Fabrizio Furano (Conseil Europeen Recherche Nucl. (CERN))
      • 172
        Managing distributed Grid sites with Quattor
        Speaker: Stephen Childs (Trinity College Dublin)
      • 173
        LHCb experience during CCRC’08
        Speaker: Dr roberto santinelli (CERN)
      • 174
        GRID-infrastructure in cell modeling
        Speaker: Prof. Victor Lakhno (IMPB RAS)
      • 175
        The LHCb Bookkeeping: a new Metadata Catalog for LHCb files
        Speaker: Dr Elisa Lanciotti (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
    • SA1 Activity coordination - 3 (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 176
        Migration to the next grid operations era
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (INFN CNAF)
        blueprint v2.3
        EGI_DS D3.1
        Slides
    • Technical Plenary Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 177
        The gLite middleware distribution
        The gLite middleware distribution is one of the most visible products of the EGEE project and is found on all sites participating in the production infrastructure. Its purpose and features are described, along with a summary of the current status. The future environment to which gLite will have to adapt is discussed, and perspectives on its evolution are presented.
        Speaker: Oliver Keeble (CERN)
        Slides
      • 178
        Web Scale Computing: The Power of Infrastructure as a Service
        Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment’s notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it’s essential in today’s competitive landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a research lab wanting to test at scale. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today’s Internet business. This presentation will outline some of the lessons learned from building one of the world’s largest distributed systems, Amazon.com, and the evolution that gave rise to Amazon reselling its infrastructure in the form of Amazon Web Services, allowing anyone to leverage the same robust, scalable, and reliable technology that powers Amazon's business.
        Speaker: Peter Vosshall (Amazon)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • ENOC and Advanced Network services Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      First we will have a wide overview of the network activity within EGEE-III - SA2 – which encompasses a broad area of interesting subjects around networks and Grid.

      Then this session will focus on two key areas of work currently being carried out by the SA2 activity:

      Advances around network trouble tickets exchange and standardisation will be presented. This is a key topic for the EGEE project using more than forty network providers and needing to exchange with them.

      Next, advanced network services being studied within EGEE-III will be detailed. Particularly their monitoring and some automation mechanisms that could be of real interest for the EGEE project.

      • 179
        EGEE-III Network activity overall
        In this presentation the EGEE-III network activity – SA2 – will be presented by its manager, especially its different sub-tasks and theirs challenging objectives.
        Slides
      • 180
        Common network trouble tickets translation and delivery system: Implementation and deployment details
        In this presentation fundamentals of implementation for common network trouble tickets translation and delivery system will be provided. Some deployment issues will be presented, particularly around ongoing deployment for the EGEE Network Operating Centre (ENOC).
        Slides
      • 181
        Advanced network services in EGEE-III
        In EGEE-III the advanced network services task deals with Network SLAs which provide means to describe network specific guarantees across multiple domains. In EGEE-II SLA installation and monitoring procedures have been defined and tested but specific mechanisms have to be developed in order to make these procedures more automatic and effective. The steps that could make this aim a reality will be presented!
        Slides
    • Grid operational Security: incident response, monitoring and dissemination (OSCT) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This meeting addresses site security contacts, site administrators and software developers. It aims to present
      the main operational security activities, including the objectives and priorities for EGEE-III.

      • 182
        Security Service Challenges: testing our incident response capabilities
        Slides
      • 183
        Grid security monitoring
        Slides
    • HEP/LCG Community Meeting: World Wide Grid for HEP applications of LHC: The CCRC’08 Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      In this session we will present and discuss how HEP has managed and executed the (by far) largest stress test of any Grid infrastructure(s) to a production level using the largest user community in EGEE: HEP. This has been a very successful exercise and the lessons learned are a very good guide for those communities in EGEE (and beyond - collaborating Grids) needing to stress the Grid infrastructure to a production level. We will share the experiences and procedures of the 4 LHC experiments and also we will provide a general description of the protocols defined in operations, DB and services management, middleware creation and support, to ensure a successful CCRC exercise.

      Since CCRC'08 formally ended [post-mortem workshop], many changes have taken place and the experiments have continued their activities at a significant scale. In addition, CERN has now announced the startup schedule for the LHC machine. Finally, planning for data taking and production in 2009 needs to start. All of these issues will be discussed, leading to a roadmap for the short to medium term.

      The session will therefore be divided into three topics:

      1. Summary of the lessons learned from the formal CCRC'08 exercise and from production activities since: requirements for future activities, including operations and application support;
      2. Immediate needs and short-term goals: the LHC startup, first data taking and (re-)processing of 2008 data;
      3. Preparation for 2009, including the CCRC'09 planning workshop.
      As such, the session will consist primarily of discussions (panel + floor), with the bare minimum of slides to introduce and summarize the key points.

      A summary report will be produced and attached to this page.

      slides
      • 184
        Lessons learned from the formal CCRC'08 exercise and from production activities
        Speakers: Alessandro Di Girolamo (CERN) , Dr Andrea Sciaba' (CERN) , Experiment Representatives, Pablo Saiz (CERN) , Dr roberto santinelli (CERN/IT/GD)
      • 185
        Immediate needs and short-term goals: the LHC startup, first data taking and (re-)processing of 2008 data;
        Speakers: Experiment / site Representatives, Maria Girone (CERN)
        Incident in LHC sector 34
        LHC startup schedule 2009
      • 186
        Preparation for 2009, including the CCRC'09 planning workshop.
        Speakers: Data Management, Dr Jamie Shiers (CERN) , Julia Andreeva (CERN) , Maria Girone (CERN) , Dr roberto santinelli (CERN/IT/GD)
    • Nagios for Site Monitoring Tutorial Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      A monitoring system enables grid site administrators to track usage of site resources and receive alarms in case of failure of services. As such it is essential for achieving better availability and reliability of large scale grid infrastructure.

      A site-level grid services monitoring prototype based on the Nagios fabric monitoring system was developed within the EGEE-II project. Development of the system is continued within the Operations Automation Team in the EGEE-III project. The prototype enables sites to receive instant notification in case of host and service failures, and provides them with results from global monitoring systems such as SAM and the ENOC DownCollector.

      Main aim of this session is to give overview of the Nagios based site-level monitoring prototype and demonstrate installation on a live grid site. The first part consists of presentations describing general Nagios monitoring framework and specific components of developed site-level monitoring prototype. In the second part practical installation of site-level monitoring prototype will be demonstrated.

      • 187
        A Multi-level Monitoring Framework
        In this talk multi-level monitoring framework based on Nagios is presented. Multi-level architecture consists of site-level Nagios monitoring instances and ROC-level Nagios instances gathering results and monitoring all sites in regions.
        Speaker: James Casey (CERN)
        Slides
      • 188
        Introduction to Nagios
        Nagios is an open source framework for monitoring network hosts and services with the purpose of failure detection and automatic service recovery. In this talk main functionalities of Nagios framework will be presented with the emphasis on practical issues and useful howtos.
        Speaker: Ronald Starink (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 189
        Grid Site Monitoring with Nagios
        A site-level grid services monitoring prototype based on the Nagios fabric monitoring system was developed within the CE ROC in EGEE-II, and was used as a core component for the WLCG Grid Service Monitoring working group activities. The prototype enables sites to receive instant notification in case of host and service failures, and provides them with results from global monitoring systems such as SAM and the ENOC DownCollector. The prototype relies on standard components (e.g. standard grid probes, data exchange format) in order to allow sites to utilize components in alternative fabric monitoring systems.
        Speaker: Emir Imamagic (Unknown)
        Slides
    • Scientific Data Infrastructure Ecosystem Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      A lot of effort is spent today in projects that develop and maintain e-Infrastructures by federating resources created by to serve specific scientific communities. These e-Infrastructures are usually sustained by leading organizations operating in the same specific scientific domain. These define the policies on the data, select and implement the functionality serving the community needs, guarantee the quality of the service and its overall sustainability. Over the time, these e-Infrastructures become the reference points for what is produced or exploited by the community. Despite the progresses that this federation model offers with respect to ad-hoc solutions, there is growing evidence that the requirements raised by many global research challenges are not always satisfied within the boundaries of a single e-Infrastructure, regardless of how wide in geographical scale and large in aggregate capacity this may prove to be. Rather, the expectation is that in order to face these challenges scientists need to span across multiple infrastructures as they involve resources from different institutions, disciplines, and countries.
      This session aims at discussing whether the current e-Infrastructures model can be enhanced towards a more ambitious model based on a network of independent e-Infrastructures, that although independent, over time are be able to co-evolve and collaborate like the components of an eco-system.
      The session will be opened by the presentation of two scientific scenarios that will exemplify how much advanced research endeavors need sharing of knowledge and research products generated in different domains. Then, the session will continue with a number of presentations dedicated to describe how current e-Infrastructures contribute today to address the needs experimented in scientific scenarios similar to the presented ones. Finally, the session will be closed by a panel that will focus on discussing whether and under which conditions an "e-Infrastructure ecosystem" can be constructed and to what extent it represents the appropriate solution for enabling the construction of better environments for supporting scientific processes.

      • 190
        Welcome and Introduction
        Speaker: Dr Donatella Castelli (CNR-ISTI)
        Slides
      • 191
        The Integrated Fisheries Capture Information System
        Speaker: Dr Marc Taconet (FAO)
        Slides
      • 192
        The International Polar Year Project
        Speaker: Dr Hans Pfeiffenberger (Alfred Wegener Institut)
        Slides
      • 193
        Scientific e-Infrastructures: the D4Science perspective
        Speakers: Dr George Kakaletris (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) , Dr Pasquale Pagano (CNR-ISTI)
        Slides
    • Training support services Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This 2nd session from the EGEE User Training and Induction activity presents some of the tools currently available to assist EGEE trainers and new users, and how they may evolve to meet the scalability needs in the future.

      • 194
        GILDA t-Infrastructure
        Speaker: Emidlo Giorgio (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 195
        EGEE Digital Library
        Speaker: Boon Low (NeSC, University of Edinburgh)
        Slides
      • 196
        Training for Grid Portal Developers
        The complexity of grid infrastructures and applications should be hidden from end users otherwise grid computing cannot be taken up by all of its potential user communities. Various projects and groups spend significant effort to develop web based grid portals that are tailored for non IT specialist users and hide the complexities of these systems. Such portals are highly customized for the input/output channels of a given set of applications and they often include special visualisation, fault-tolerance and other high level services that make the grid transparent for end users. The presentation introduces a training module that has been recently crated by MTA SZTAKI as part of their P-GRADE Portal training portfolio. The module explains how one can develop a customized and JSR-168 compliant Gridsphere portlet to hide grid applications from end users. Custom portlets can include any kind of presentation and visualization layer that are relevant for the end users and can build on the high level grid services provided by P-GRADE. EGEE and Globus based workflows, parameter studies various task and data parallel applications can be all hidden in this way behind user friendly interfaces, assuring that end users see smooth operation instead of unnecessary information and unexpected failures. The presentation is recommended for any grid portal developer and to communities who wish to access grids in transparent and user friendly way. Further information on P-GRADE Portal is available at www.portal.p-grade.hu
        Speaker: Miklos Kozlonvszky
    • gLite release process Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Joint SA1/SA3/JRA1 session examining the current gLite release and rollout process. Possible topics include release delivery (packaging, source, repositories, documentation...), the PPS service and middleware validation, rollout strategies and monitoring, mutliplatform support.

      • 197
        The updated gLite release process
        Speaker: Mr Andreas Unterkircher (CERN)
        Slides
      • 198
        PPS and middleware rollout
        Speaker: Antonio Retico (CERN)
        Slides
      • 199
        service versioning and deployment tracking
        Speaker: Dr Markus Schulz (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM
      LUNCH
    • Administrative Federation Committee Meeting (closed) Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
    • Grid Operational Security:incident response, monitoring and dissemination (OSCT) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This meeting addresses site security contacts, site administrators and software developers. It aims to present
      the main operational security activities, including the objectives and priorities for EGEE III.

      slides
    • HEP/LCG Community Meeting: World Wide Grid for HEP applications of LHC: The monitoring procedures Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The goal of this session is to present and discuss the monitoring infrastructure applied to HEP applications. One of the tasks included in the NA4-HEP cluster concerns the expansion of Dashboard monitoring to other communities., This session will however concentrate on all the monitoring tools used in HEP, and how they have assisted the experiments and the Grid team during the CCRC`08 exercise.

      • 202
        Introduction to the HEP monitoring session
        Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        Slides
      • 203
        "Site monitoring from the perspective of the LHC VOs"
        Speaker: Pablo Saiz (CERN)
        Slides
      • 204
        "Monitoring of the core Grid Services"
        Speaker: Alessandro Di Girolamo
        Slides
      • 205
        "Experiment Dashboard for monitoring of the ATLAS computing activities"
        Speaker: Ricardo Rocha
        Slides
      • 206
        "Grid Messaging System as a core component of the monitoring infrastructure for WLCG"
        Speaker: Rocha Da Cunha Rodrigues
        Slides
      • 207
        "LB notification for Job Monitoring on the LCG infrastructure"
        Speaker: Ales Krenek
        Slides
      • 208
        " Automatic Error Source Detection of the Grid Job Failures using Data Mining Techniques"
        Speaker: Gerhild maier
        Slides
    • Nagios for Site Monitoring Tutorial Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      A monitoring system enables grid site administrators to track usage of site resources and receive alarms in case of failure of services. As such it is essential for achieving better availability and reliability of large scale grid infrastructure.

      A site-level grid services monitoring prototype based on the Nagios fabric monitoring system was developed within the EGEE-II project. Development of the system is continued within the Operations Automation Team in the EGEE-III project. The prototype enables sites to receive instant notification in case of host and service failures, and provides them with results from global monitoring systems such as SAM and the ENOC DownCollector.

      Main aim of this session is to give overview of the Nagios based site-level monitoring prototype and demonstrate installation on a live grid site. The first part consists of presentations describing general Nagios monitoring framework and specific components of developed site-level monitoring prototype. In the second part practical installation of site-level monitoring prototype will be demonstrated.

      • 209
        Grid Site Monitoring Demo
        A site-level grid services monitoring prototype based on the Nagios fabric monitoring system was developed within the EGEE-II project. In this session practical installation of site-level monitoring prototype will be demonstrated.
        Speaker: Steve Traylen (CERN)
        Slides
        tutorialTwiki
    • Scientific Data Infrastructure Ecosystem Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      A lot of effort is spent today in projects that develop and maintain e-Infrastructures by federating resources created by to serve specific scientific communities. These e-Infrastructures are usually sustained by leading organizations operating in the same specific scientific domain. These define the policies on the data, select and implement the functionality serving the community needs, guarantee the quality of the service and its overall sustainability. Over the time, these e-Infrastructures become the reference points for what is produced or exploited by the community. Despite the progresses that this federation model offers with respect to ad-hoc solutions, there is growing evidence that the requirements raised by many global research challenges are not always satisfied within the boundaries of a single e-Infrastructure, regardless of how wide in geographical scale and large in aggregate capacity this may prove to be. Rather, the expectation is that in order to face these challenges scientists need to span across multiple infrastructures as they involve resources from different institutions, disciplines, and countries.
      This session aims at discussing whether the current e-Infrastructures model can be enhanced towards a more ambitious model based on a network of independent e-Infrastructures, that although independent, over time are be able to co-evolve and collaborate like the components of an eco-system.
      The session will be opened by the presentation of two scientific scenarios that will exemplify how much advanced research endeavors need sharing of knowledge and research products generated in different domains. Then, the session will continue with a number of presentations dedicated to describe how current e-Infrastructures contribute today to address the needs experimented in scientific scenarios similar to the presented ones. Finally, the session will be closed by a panel that will focus on discussing whether and under which conditions an "e-Infrastructure ecosystem" can be constructed and to what extent it represents the appropriate solution for enabling the construction of better environments for supporting scientific processes.

      • 210
        Scientific e-Infrastructures: the GENESI-DR perspective
        Speaker: Dr Stefano Beco (DATAMAT)
        Slides
      • 211
        Scientific e-Infrastructures: the DEGREE perspective
        Speaker: Dr Wim Som de Cerff (KNMI)
        Slides
      • 212
        Scientific e-Infrastructures: the DORII perspective
        Speaker: Norbert Meyer (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 213
        PANEL: Can a knowledge ecosystem be realized? Advantages and issues
        Slides
      • 214
        Conclusions
        Speaker: Dr Donatella Castelli (CNR-ISTI)
    • Technical Network Liaison Committee Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      In this session, we will first present a network troubleshooting tools in order to facilitate and speed up network problem solving for EGEE clients ; A presentation of DANTE on "GEANT and the grid" will precede the Technical Network Liaison Committee meeting. the TNLC discussion will focus on ticket trouble standardization, assessment of the impact on the grid of a trouble ticket, SLA, AMPS, monitoring tools and also on what the network providers expect from the Grid.

      • 215
        EGEE-III Network Troubleshooting Tools
        EGEE-III network troubleshooting tools are developed in order to facilitate and speed up network problem solving for EGEE clients. Via a central web-server authorized Grid clients can request measurements between sites using tools such as traceroute, ping, port-scan, dns-lookup or bandwidth measurements with BWCTL. Unlike already existing approaches the EGEE-III network troubleshooting solution offers on-demand tests and measurements that can be run in limited time intervals over specific link connections without any permanent background measurements. The implementation is based on a platform independent plugin architecture in connection with a common core perfSONAR interface. Measurement requests and results are made available via the central web-server with only a light-weight client set up at each Grid site. Interested EGEE client sites can obtain more information on how to get access to the tools via "project-eu-egee-sa2 _at_ cern.ch".
        Slides
      • 216
        GEANT and the grid
        GÉANT2 is the pan-European hybrid network serving Europe’s research and education community. It currently connects 30 National Education and Research Networks (NRENs). GEANT2 together with the NRENs enable physicists, astronomers and researchers around the world to share their resources, data, experiences and knowledge. With the aim of providing to end users a seamless connection across the GEANT2 network and the NRNs domains, the GEANT project is working in Multi Domain Operations and Multi Domain Monitoring areas. Multi Domain Operations is focused on delivering, operating and supporting services crossing multiple domains seen as belonging to one "virtual" domain from the end user point of view. Multi Domain Monitoring (perfSONAR, E2EMon) main task is providing a complete cross-domain monitoring infrastructure able to give a global view of the network connectivity and performance and hence helping to support the Multi Domain Operations.
        Slides
      • 217
        Technical Network Liaison Committee (1)
        The session is an exchange between EGEE and network providers (GEANT, NRENs); the topics that will be discussed focus on ticket trouble standardization, assessment of the impact on the grid of a trouble ticket, SLA, AMPS, monitoring tools and also on what the network providers expect from the Grid.
        Slides
    • gLite roadmap Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session is dedicated to forthcoming developments in the gLite distribution, including new services and interoperability issues.

      • 218
        Glue 2
        Introduction to the new GLUE 2.0 information schema and presentation of deployment scenarios.
        Speaker: Felix Nikolaus Ehm
      • 219
        Medical Data Management
        Speaker: John White White (Helsinki Institute of Physics HIP)
        Slides
      • 220
        CREAM
        Speaker: Mr Massimo Sgaravatto (INFN PADOVA)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Bridging e-Science Collaboration in Asia Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      It will be a panel discussion with partner & Work Package reports; and a workshop where we present the results and status update of EUAsiaGrid project after 6 months from its start. Launched in April 2008, EUAsiaGrid (http://www.euasiagrid.org/) is acting as a coordination action, aiming to define and implement a policy to promote EGEE middleware across Asia-Pacific countries and improve regional and cross-project collaborations.

      Spreading dissemination, providing training, supporting scientific applications and monitoring the results are the missions of EUAsiaGrid project. We target people from different WP in EGEE, and in particular from NA4 to share our experience of dissemination and training in Asia. Furthermore we intend to attract people interested in extending their scientific activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

      The session will also be an occasion to address any issue about cooperation with EGEE and the other Grid related projects in the region

      • 221
        Project Introduction
        Speaker: Marco Paganoni (Dipartimento di Fisica)
      • 222
        Requirement Capture & Application
        Speakers: Alex Voss, Ludek Matyska (Unknown)
      • 223
        Social Science Applicatioin
        Speaker: Alex Voss
      • 224
        Mitigation Application
        Speaker: Dr Simon Lin (Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre)
    • Building and testing gLite Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session focuses on the gLite build and test programme, looking at the current status, opportunities and plans for improvement, and multiplatform support. The session is shared with the ETICS project which provides a framework for much of the above.

    • Collaboration Board Meeting (closed) Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=40639
      Password available for CB members and Observers on request by sending an email to the Project Office.

    • Pre-Production Service all sites Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      All site managers, users and regional delegates interested in the evolution of the PPS for EGEEIII are welcome to attend the PPS all-sites meeting.
      Three are the general objectives of this meeting:



      1. To sum-up the changes happened in PPS since EGEE07 and understand how the day-to-day work of the PPS people may be affected by these changes
      2. To make progress in the re-distribution of tasks between the pre-production partners, with a special regard to deployment testing.
      3. If needed, to draft a wish list of additional resources to be requested to the ROCs

      Minutes
      • 229
        Introduction
        Welcome to sites General objectives of this meeting Agenda
        Slides
      • 230
        Recent developments: is PPS now used?
        The new paradigm of pilot services in PPS has given a boost to the interest of the HEP user community toward the pre-production service and its sites.
        Speakers: Angela Poschlad, Antonio Retico (CERN)
        Slides
      • 231
        Activity Management: What for?
        tasks, effort, registries. Why?
        Speaker: Antonio Retico (CERN)
        Slides
      • 232
        Questions, Clarifications, Discussion
      • 233
        The deployment test: How it is and how it should be
        The deployment test has been one of the most successful features of the PPS in its EGEE-II version? How can it be improved?
        Speaker: Javier Lopez Cacheiro (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 234
        Questions, Clarification, Summary
    • Resource Allocation Process Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The process discussed in this session is one of the core processes in grids. The principal goal of the process is to make a VO know resources (including quality of service) that are foreseen to be allocated for usage and make a resource planning on sites possible. The possible results of this process could be in form of an agreement (SLD) between a site and a VO that should be easy to set-up and traceable.

      The session itself will start with an overview of the current EGEE process and focus on requirements to the process both from VOs and from sites. Additionally, specific solution from one of ROC will be presented. The discussion that is planned at the end of the session should give an initial input for Resource Allocation Group to propose improvements towards a scalable process of resources allocation for grid infrastructure in the future that would be applicable both to VOs and to sites of different characteristics. All people that would like to influence the future solution on this field, especially site managers, VO managers and NGI representatives are welcomed.

      • 235
        Introduction
        Speaker: Mr Tomasz Szepieniec (ACK CYFRONET AGH)
        Slides
      • 236
        Current Status of Resources Allocation in EGEE-III
        Speaker: Mr Frederic Schaer (CEA)
        Slides
      • 237
        Applications/VO Requirements to Resource Allocation Process
        Speaker: Charles Loomis (IN2P3-LAL)
      • 238
        Site Requirements to Resource Allocation Process
        Speaker: Ms Isabel Campos Plasencia (IFCA, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, CSIC)
        Slides
      • 239
        CE ROC Framework for Resource Allocation
        Speaker: Mr Tomasz Szepieniec (ACK CYFRONET AGH)
        Slides
      • 240
        Discussion on a Future Process of Resource Allocation
    • Technical Network Liaison Committee Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The session is an exchange between EGEE and network providers (GEANT, NRENs); the topics that will be discussed focus on ticket trouble standardization, assessment of the impact on the grid of a trouble ticket, SLA, AMPS, Monitoring tools and also on what the network providers expect from the Grid

      • 241
        Network Technical Liaison Committee (2)
        The session is the second part of is Network Technical Liaison Committe meeting.
        Slides
    • User Interaction and Workflows Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Science is the main goal of the EGEE Grid Project, and goals are to run scientific applications on the grid to overtake the current hardware limitations. But before running the scientific applications at a large scale, the first challenge is to port them to the grid, and provide simple access to these grid-enabled applications. At this step, users are looking for standards; standards for the interaction with the grid itself, but also for running complex applications involving for example large bulk jobs or chained-jobs into workflows. Consequently, users seek various mechanisms to shield them from service API or CLI changes and to allow them to use the maximum number of resources. In this way, users are looking for high level interface such as portals to interact to the Grid, but although standard application programming interface (APIs) or Web Services at the programatic level.

      Many communities habitually work through web portals or have other mechanisms for easy access to computing or data resources. And portals will certainly be the best way to provide an easier grid-access to the larger par of the scientific communities. There are several different portal implementations available and working with gLite. The same people will want to deploy also customized portals and it is important that the various EGEE policies are respected when deploying such services. In this way, the EGEE PORTAL working group, for example, aims to propose "best-practice" rules for the access of portals to the grid. That means for example that the portal should be able to store data and run job on the grid by delegation of real users, or with its own credentials as a service virtual user.

      Building scientific applications on the grid are most ot time implying complex workflow of different services and software. These workflows permit the integration and the re-use of different existing or new scientific codes and services, to provide new results. But there are complex to built on the grid and to interface with the different components and services. For this way of accessing the grid, developpers are also looking for standard APIs in a tightly-coupled application, or Web services in a weakly-coupled or distributed application.

      This session will review some of the mechanisms that are currently used, how those are accommodated on the EGEE infrastructure, and the status of some proposed standards.

      • 242
        Data flow management with MOTEUR on the EGEE grid
        This talk will describe the MOTEUR workflow manager and illustrate its capability to handle complex application data flows through several example. MOTEUR is a service-oriented gLite-interfaced workflow manager which adopts a data-flow centric approach to describe application pipelines in an accessible visual interface with a rich and compact application logic description framework.
        Speaker: Dr Johan Montagnat (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 243
        Dynamic Management of Virtual Appliances with the OpenNebula Engine
        Grid users often require specific versions of different software components (e.g. operating system, libraries or post-processing utilities). The cost of the installation, configuration and maintenance of user-specific or VO-specific worker nodes limits the flexibility of the infrastructure, and so the adoption of Grid computing. OpenNebula is the name of a new open-source technology that transforms a physical infrastructure into a virtual infrastructure by dynamically overlaying VMs over physical resources. So computing services, such as working nodes managed by existing LRMs (Local Resource Managers) like SGE, Condor, OpenPBS…, could be executed on top of the virtual infrastructure; so allowing a physical cluster to dynamically execute multiple virtual clusters. The separation of resource provisioning, managed by OpenNebula, from job execution management, managed by existing LRMs, provides important benefits, such as cluster consolidation, high availability, support for planned maintenance and changing capacity availability, performance partitioning, protection against malicious use of resources… Regarding user interaction, its main benefit is the support for heterogeneous workloads with multiple (even conflicting) software requirements, allowing the execution of software with strict requirements as jobs that will only run with a specific version of a library or legacy application execution. Consequently, this approach provides the flexibility required to allow Grid sites to execute on-demand VO-specific working nodes and to isolate and partition the physical resources.
        Speakers: Ignacio Martin Llorente (Universidad Complutense) , Tino Vazquez
        Slides
      • 244
        Uniform access to the Grid - Migrating Desktop Platform
        The Migrating Desktop Platform is an advanced graphical user interface to grid resources that could be useful for grid application developers, by speeding up the application integration process as well as for grid users, hiding the complexity of the grid middleware(also gLite). The Migrating Desktop Platform is a uniform environment for grid application that enhances gLite with user-friendly access to services covering the whole application lifecycle from job defining, launching, monitoring until visualization of job results. The product front-end is an advanced graphical user interface similar to a window-based operating system that hides the complexity of the grid middleware and makes access to the grid resources easy and transparent. Main product features include: straightforward integration procedures with grid applications, easy job defining, submission, monitoring and visualization of results, support for batch and interactive jobs, handling of sequential and parallel applications, intuitive management of grid data Migrating Desktop was created in the EU CrossGrid Project (http://www.crossgrid.org/) and deployed in EU BalticGrid I and II projects (http://www.balticgrid.org/) ,developed and deployed in EU Interactive European Grid Project (http://www.interactive-grid.eu/), where functionality for handling interactive grid applications was implemented. Currently it is being extended and deployed in FP7 EUFORIA project where it is being integrated with Kepler scientific workflow system, that will handle in the same time Grid resources and infrastructure (gLite, int.eu.grid, globus) and HPC (Unicore), that makes MD an interoperational product.
        Speaker: Marcin Plociennik (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
        Slides
      • 245
        Discussion: What could we expect today to make the Grid usable by most Scientists ? And in the Future ?
        The discussion will follow the presentations of these several grid systems built to ease the user interface and workflows enactement on the Grid. This discussion, in order to initiate an overview about current usage of Grid by Sciences, will be angled firstly towards a user perspective in Biology. Some tracks about the future of Bioinformatics at a large and distributed scale will be presented from the current studies in Europe such as the EGEE Bioinformatics activity and the PORTAL working group, the EMBRACE EU-FP6 project, the ELIXIR EU-FP7 project, and also from some national initiatives about the usefulness of Grid for Biology like in the French Bioinformatics Network RENABI. Then the discussion will go over and try to make a statement of the current grid usage by Sciences, and the conceivable future.
        Speaker: Dr Christophe Blanchet (CNRS IBCP)
        Slides
    • Transport to Gala Dinner
    • 7:30 PM
      Gala Dinner
    • Technical Plenary Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
      • 246
        EGEE Grid Operations – a reliable grid production infrastructure and a mature operations model
        The EGEE grid infrastructure has grown over the last years in terms of size, scale, usage, and reliability to become the largest multi-disciplinary research Grid infrastructure in the world. This success has been achieved through mature operational processes, tools and documentation, and the worldwide collaboration between ROCs and sites This talk will summarise the progress that has been made in building this production infrastructure, and discuss the major challenges still to be faced both in the near future and in the longer term.
        Speaker: Mrs Maite Barroso Lopez (CERN)
        Slides
      • 247
        The role of grid computing in support of patient specific medical decision making
        Patient specific computational medical simulations, in support of the clinical decision making process, promise to be a new and exciting application of grid and HPC technologies. Current projects such as the EU funded ViroLab, developing a framework to computationally evaluate HIV drug efficacy, and GENIUS, giving clinicians insight in to cerebral blood flow using patient-specific image-based models, illustrate the range of medical scenarios that computational simulations can be used to support. They also show the need for co-ordinated resource provisions strategies, so that clinicians can be given access to appropriates scale computational resources as an when needed to support both routine and emergency clinical procedures. Both of these projects give indications of the kind of infrastructure needed by the EU FP7 Virtual Physiological Human project, a methodological and technological framework that seeks to enable the investigation of the human body as a single complex system. The complex multiscale modelling workflows and data analysis of VPH resources requires access to a vast range of computational resources, stretching from the desktop to the high end machines provided by EGEE and DEISA.
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Coveney (CCS)
        Slides
      • 248
        Closing session
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Application Support and Requirements for Grids Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The session will be divided in two parts. The first one, presentation panel, includes presentations from all the 4 mentioned projects collaborating with EGEE-III. All of them are based on gLite as the core middleware and providing added value in terms of additional software components and procedures of user and application support. The main subjects of the presentations are following:
      - How to support users and applications
      - How the projects and its application are using gLite middleware
      - What kind of functionality are missing, what kind of changes are required (feedback to gLite).
      The presentation panel will give an input of all the mentioned issues.

      The second part of the session, discussion panel, is aiming to exchange knowledge and probably find additional and better ways of supporting applications. Another aim is to give a feedback to EGEE developers for those features which are of key importance for specific scientific communities supported by BalticGrid-II, DORII, Euforia or g-Eclipse.

    • Bridging e-Science Collaboration in Asia (closed) Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      It will be a panel discussion with partner & Work Package reports; and a workshop where we present the results and status update of EUAsiaGrid project after 6 months from its start. Launched in April 2008, EUAsiaGrid (http://www.euasiagrid.org/) is acting as a coordination action, aiming to define and implement a policy to promote EGEE middleware across Asia-Pacific countries and improve regional and cross-project collaborations.

      Spreading dissemination, providing training, supporting scientific applications and monitoring the results are the missions of EUAsiaGrid project. We target people from different WP in EGEE, and in particular from NA4 to share our experience of dissemination and training in Asia. Furthermore we intend to attract people interested in extending their scientific activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

      The session will also be an occasion to address any issue about cooperation with EGEE and the other Grid related projects in the region

    • EGEE Operations (1) Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This is the main session for the EGEE operations
      activity. The different SA1 areas will present their progress and
      discuss future plans. This include Operations Service Level Agreements,
      the Pre-Production service, Operations Tools, Interoperations with other
      grid Infrastructures, system management tools, etc.

      • 249
        WLCG: early running experiences from the LHC
        By the time of EGEE ‘08, the largest scientific machine in the world – the Large Hadron Collider – will not only have been cooled down as scheduled to its operational temperature of below 2 degrees Kelvin but circulating beam should have been demonstrated. Collisions of proton beams at 5 + 5 TeV are expected within a matter of weeks, with data taking at design energy (7 + 7 TeV) foreseen for 2009. (http://lhc-first-beam.web.cern.ch/lhc-first-beam/Welcome.html) In order to process the data from this world machine, we have put our “Higgs in one basket'' – that of Grid computing. After many years of preparation, 2008 saw a final “Common Computing Readiness Challenge'' (CCRC’08) – aimed at demonstrating full readiness for 2008 data taking, processing and analysis. By definition, this relied on a world-wide production Grid infrastructure. But change – as always – is on the horizon. The current funding model for Grids – which in Europe has been through 3 generations of EGEE projects, together with related projects in other parts of the world, including South America – is evolving towards a long-term, sustainable e-infrastructure, like the European Grid Initiative (EGI). At the same time, potentially new paradigms, such as that of “Cloud Computing'' are emerging. This talk summarizes the results of CCRC’08 and discusses the potential impact of future Grid funding on both regional and international application communities. It contrasts Grid and Cloud computing models from both technical and sociological points of view. Finally, it discusses the requirements from production application communities, in terms of stability and continuity in the medium to long term.
        Speaker: Dr Jamie Shiers (CERN)
        Slides
      • 250
        Interoperations
        OSG, NDGF, EELA
        Speakers: Mine Altunay (Fermilab) , Roberto Barbera (UNIV. CATANIA AND INFN)
        EELA-2
        NDGF-EGEE Interoperations
        OSG-EGEE_Interoperations
    • Grid Observatory Community Meeting Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      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:
      www.grid-observatory.org .
      For further information on the Grid Observatory, or to participate, contact contact@grid-observatory.org.

      • 251
        The Grid Observatory portal
        Speaker: Cecile Germain-Renaud (Unknown)
      • 252
        Modeling latency on EGEE using execution context parameters: a user point of view
        Speaker: Dr Diane Lingrand (UNS / CNRS (I3S))
        Slides
      • 253
        Grid Differentiated Services: a reinforcement learning approach
        Speaker: Mr julien perez (Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique)
        Slides
      • 254
        The Grid Workload Archive
        In order to assess the performance of existing grids and to design and dimension future grids, knowledge of the behavior and workloads of current grids is required. For this purpose, we have created the Grid Workload Archive with detailed information extracted from the logs of many important current grids.
        Speaker: Dr Dick Epema (Delft University of Technology)
        Slides
      • 255
        Discussion
    • Medical Imaging & Drug Discovery Community Meeting Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session will summarize the current activity in the medical imaging and the drug discovery application sectors inside EGEE-III. Infrastructure usage and services used will be discussed.

      • 256
        Medical Imaging: From Basic Gridification to Advanced End-User Services
        Speaker: Sorina Camarasu (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 257
        UPV contribution to medical imaging on the EGEE grid
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPV)
        Slides
      • 258
        HOPE platform for medical image analysis on EGEE
        Speaker: Mr Jean Salzemann (IN2P3/CNRS)
        Slides
      • 259
        Neurosciences services interfaced to the EGEE grid
        Speaker: Dr Johan Montagnat (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 260
        WISDOM environment for drug discovery
        Speaker: Ana Da Costa (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 261
        KISTI contribution to WISDOM
        Speaker: Dr Soonwook Hwang (KISTI)
        Slides
    • Pilot Jobs and Workload Management Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session is focused on discussions about scheduling issues and strategies, pilot job frameworks and high-level workload management systems.

      • 262
        ERT, Glue, and Scheduling: Now and Later
        Speaker: Jeff Templon (NIKHEF)
        Slides
      • 263
        WLCG Pilot Job Frameworks Review
        Speaker: Maarten Litmaath (CERN)
        Slides
      • 264
        DIANE: a lightweight job execution control framework
        Speaker: Maarten Litmaath (CERN)
        Slides
      • 265
        Application Porting with the GridWay Metascheduler
        Speaker: Dr Eduardo Huedo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
        Slides
      • 266
        The matchmaking mechanism in gLite WMS
        Speaker: Salvatore Monforte
        Slides
      • 267
        Discussion
    • User Support Advisory Group (USAG) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The User Support Advisory Group meets monthly (by telephone) to examine and consolidate requirements from all relevant parties related to the future of Global Grid User Support (GGUS).
      The EGEE'08 conference is an opportunity for a face2face interaction between GGUS developers', Operations Coordination Centre (OCC), NA4, VOs, ROCs and Sites' experts.
      The GGUS Assessment milestone,
      The after-math of GGUS 7.0 Release, especially direct routing of ALARM and special TEAM tickets to Sites,
      The next steps of the GGUS Plan in EGEE III (new functionality enhancement or new development?),
      will be discussed.
      Detailed agenda in :
      http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=41255

    • 12:30 PM
      LUNCH
    • EGEE Operations (2) Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This is the main session for the EGEE operations
      activity. The different SA1 areas will present their progress and
      discuss future plans. This include Operations Service Level Agreements,
      the Pre-Production service, Operations Tools, Interoperations with other
      grid Infrastructures, system management tools, etc.

    • Earth Science Community Meeting Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This session is devoted to the Earth Science community on EGEEIII in order to harmonize the efforts of all application partners, especially those in climate and seismology, in the framework of the ES cluster. Other ES applications and issues will be briefly presented .

      • 271
        Introduction
        Speaker: Dr Monique Petitdidier (CNRS/IPSL)
        Slides
      • 272
        Meteorological application
        Speaker: Dr Vassiliki Kotroni (Meteo/NOA)
        Slides
      • 273
        Grid metadata management for Climate Change
        Speaker: Dr Sandro Fiore (SPACI Consortium & University of Salento)
        Slides
      • 274
        Seismology applications
        Speakers: Mr David Weissenbach (IPGP) , Dr Jean Pierre VILOTTE (IPGP, France)
        Slides
      • 275
        SEEGRID- SCI Seismology virtual organization
        Speaker: Prof. Can Ozturan (Bogazici University)
        Slides
      • 276
        ES Cluster-workplan presentation and discussion
        Slides
      • 277
        EnviroGrid
        Speaker: Dr Anthony LEHMANN (Université de Genève)
        Slides
      • 278
        Footprint
        Speaker: Mr David Weissenbach (IPGP)
        Slides
    • Envisaged Fusion activities inside EGEE-III Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Three main research lines are being developed by fusion cluster. The first one is a continuation of the first phase and consists of porting fusion applications to the grid, while the second and the third ones, devoted to grid-based data management and to complex workflows establishment, are new lines. A discussion will be established to fix the priorities of application porting, to define the suitable scheme for data mining and to define complex workflows.

      Several applications have been previously ported and are now in production phase, showing the grid computing capacity as a tool for solving fusion theory problems. Fusion data management and mining is presently based on local databases, despite of the fact that many devices are exploited on collaborative basis and many results are obtained using multimachine data. Grid-based data management appears as a promising research line for fusion data exploitation, but no experience exists on this field for the moment. A specific goal must be established as a proof of concept that can show that the grid can be indeed useful for this activity. Finally, the complexity of fusion problems requires the interaction between applications, and the output of some calculations can be the input of a given application. Complex workflows must be established between grid applications and the techniques to be used must be discussed.

      The applications that are running in the grid have produced relevant scientific results that have been published in specialised journals and have shown to the fusion community that grid techniques are indeed useful for solving plasma research problems. The more applications successfully ported the more impact on the community, so the list of applications to be ported must be increased. Especially important is to enhance the relations with EUFORIA project. An important line of the latter is establishing complex workflows among grid and HPC applications. Data management is a potential field where grid technologies can show their capabilities in sharing data among research groups and in establishing multimachine results.

      We will have three presentations and discussion sessions on the three main research lines described above. Especially important is to define the specific pilot task on data management to be developed by grid techniques. An instance is to use data from two or three devices to establish a multimachine scaling law. Finally, a discussion will be established on the appropriated applications to be linked by workflows, considering their scientific relevance.

      slides
      • 279
        Introduction and guidelines for the session
        Speaker: Dr FRANCISCO CASTEJON (CIEMAT)
        Slides
      • 280
        Application porting
        Talk 15 min. Discussion 10 min.
        Speaker: Dr FRANCISCO CASTEJON (CIEMAT)
        Slides
      • 281
        Data Management
        Talk 15 min. Discussion 15 min.
        Speaker: Mr Nikolay Marusov (RRC "Kurchatov Institute")
        Slides
      • 282
        Workflows
        Talk 15 min. Discussion 15 min.
        Speaker: Pierrick Micout (Unknown)
        Slides
    • New Paradigms: Clouds, Virtualization and Co. Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      In this session we will try to understand how new mechanisms for resource providing and the current Grid infrastructure can coexist and profit from each other.

      • 283
        An Introduction of Virtualization and Cloud technologies to Support Grid Computing
        Speaker: Ignacio Llorente
        More information
        Slides
      • 284
        Deploying Virtualisation on Production Grids
        Speaker: Stephen Childs (Trinity College Dublin)
        Slides
      • 285
        Worker Nodes On-Demand: Running Batch Jobs in Customized Virtual Environments
        Speaker: Alessandro Italiano
        Slides
      • 286
        StoRM on Amazon S3
        Speaker: Mr Luca Magnoni (INFN-CNAF)
        Slides
      • 287
        The EDGeS Project: Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science
        Speaker: Prof. Peter Kacsuk (Computer and Automation Research Institute)
        Slides
      • 288
        Discussion
      • 289
        ETICS and EC2
        Speaker: Valerio Venturi (INFN)
        Paper
    • PMB Meeting (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
    • Working with journalists: how to promote your success stories to the media Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      Sometimes the easiest way to write about your science is to get someone else to do it for you. Journalists work within the media every day and have numerous option for stories to report on from politics, sport, entertainment and more . How does science compete in this arena? What are the priorities of the journalists and editors making decisions about the newsworthiness of a particular story? How do you make your science attractive to the reporter and the public?

      This session will feature a journalist from The Economist newspaper with experience in putting science in the spotlight along with members of the EGEE collaboration who have worked with the media to promote their science. They will discuss how science gets into the public arena through the media and how they see the process.

      • 290
        Working with journalists: how to promote your success stories to the media
        Speaker: Ms Natasha Loder (The Economist)
        Slides
      • 291
        Short talk
        Speaker: Daniel Drollette (Unknown-Unknown-Unknown)
      • 292
        Getting what you want
        Speaker: Cristy Jane Burne (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 293
        Panel session on Grids and Science stories in the media
        Speakers: Cristy Jane Burne (Unknown) , Dan Drollette (International Science Grid This Week (ISGTW)) , Ms Natasha Loder (The Economist) , Neasan O'Neill
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Application Porting and User Support Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      To help the user community take advantage of the benefits of grid computing, EGEE provides a range of support services to its users: direct user support, Virtual Organization (VO) support, and application porting support. Through other activities, the project also provides beginner and expert training on various topics.

      The Direct User Support Team indexes and reviews the available documentation to ensure users have the information they need to effectively use the grid. The VO support team provides administrative support, consultation, and tools to aid VO managers accomplish their goals.

      A new feature of the EGEE project’s third phase is an Applications Porting Group to help users enable applications on the EGEE grid. Experts from the porting team work closely with application owners to understand their requirements and to identify suitable approaches, tools for the porting process and to set realistic and feasible porting scenarios. Personalized training events organized by the team ensure that application owners become expert on porting tools that are relevant for them and can quickly and efficiently perform the porting process with the help of the porting team.

      In addition, the project maintains a list of high-level services (RESPECT program) that work well with gLite to help minimize the effort of moving to the grid.

      The first part of the session members of the EGEE User Support Activities and their collaborators with give presentations about the services they provide, the experiences they gained, and about applications, communities and solutions they work with.

      The second part of the session provides opportunity to discuss issues and various topics that are related to grid user support and application porting.

      The session is useful for those who wish to port new applications to EGEE, wish to set up new VOs and/or would like to learn about tools, services, environments that are offered by the larger grid community for new and advanced grid users.

      For more information on EGEE User Support services please visit http://technical.eu-egee.org/index.php?id=330. The webpage of the EGEE Application Porting team is available at http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/gasuc. Here you can find further information about current applications, past success stories and how to apply.

      • 294
        Regional Support for the EGEE User Communities
        EGEE spans 52 countries grouped in 12 individual regions. In EGEE-III 10 regional teams have been established under the NA4 user community support and expansion activity. Their role is twofold: to provide localized, first level, user support on issues regarding application development and grid porting and to act as liaisons between NA4 management and the local scientific communities exploiting the grid infrastructure. In this talk we will present the structure and tasks of the regional support activity and the opportunities it provides to local user communities for first level application support. Furthermore, we will see how the experience of this regional coordination can provide useful use cases for the organization and operation of similar activities in the EGI/NGI model.
        Speaker: Mr Evangelos Floros (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 295
        The EGEE user support infrastructure
        Grid user support is a challenging task due to the distributed nature of the grid. The variety of users and Virtual Organisations adds further to the challenge. Support requests come from grid beginners, from users with specific applications, from site administrators, or from grid monitoring operators. With the GGUS infrastructure, EGEE provides a portal where users can find support in their daily use of the grid. The current use of the system shows that the goal has been achieved with success. The grid user support model in EGEE can be captioned "regional support with central coordination". This model is realised through a support process which is clearly defined and involves all the parties that are needed to run a project-wide support service. This process is sustained by a help desk system which consists of a central platform integrated with several satellite systems belonging to the Regional Operations Centres (ROCs) and the Virtual Organisations (VOs). The central system (Global Grid User Support, GGUS) interconnects the ROCs and VOs and the other project wide groups like middleware, network, and service groups. Additionally the central system acts as a portal for users, offering the possibility to document problems and requests in the form of trouble tickets. Since all trouble tickets pass through the GGUS system it is the perfect place to store information on problems and of course also their solution in a knowledge base, available to users and support staff. A well established and functional user support service permeates the whole EGEE project and it is one of the core non-middleware services and as such one of the key success factors in running a production quality infrastructure. Over the course of the series of EGEE projects the GGUS system and the management of the support process has been professionalised by applying proper change and process management strategies. The GGUS system is being improved through a series of regular new releases, which are well planned and documented including release notes. A coordinating body involving all relevant parties meets regularly to plan the future strategy. Applying these processes, the GGUS system has been constantly improved and its acceptance throughout the project has constantly increased. With this presentation of the GGUS system, we aim at a better understanding of the importance of a proper support infrastructure and show the major achievements of EGEE in this area. In June 2008 major release of the GGUS portal will take place. Included in this release will be several new features, like special direct routing of tickets for urgent cases that will trigger alarms at the impacted sites. New categories like protected ticket and service tickets will also be implemented. We want to present to the audience the new as well as the established features.
        Speaker: Torsten Antoni (GGUS, KIT-SCC)
        Slides
      • 296
        Direct User Support in EGEE
        The DUS group is responsible for coordinating and consolidating all user-centric, application oriented support activities in EGEE. The DUS work group responsibilities is related with the daily and direct support of user requests. We present the group structure, work plan and activities within the EGEE-III project.
        Speaker: Christos Markou (Institute of Nuclear Physics)
      • 297
        Application porting support in EGEE
        A new feature of the EGEE project’s third phase, is an Applications Porting Group to help users transfer applications to the EGEE grid. Experts from the porting team work closely with application owners to understand their requirements and to identify suitable approaches, tools for the porting process and to set realistic and feasible porting scenarios. Intensive workshops and personalized training events organized by the team ensure that application owners become expert on porting tools and can perform the porting process with the porting team quickly and efficiently. The porting team interact closely with the core middleware developers of EGEE and with the application services developers to stay abreast of the current capabilities of the middleware and third-party services that work well with the EGEE software stack. Any academic or industrial application developer with demands for large number of computational and data storage resources is welcome. The presentation introduce the main services of the support group and highlights latest results, ongoing activities and future plans. The webpage of the EGEE application porting team is available at www.lpds.sztaki.hu/gasuc. Here you can find further information about current applications, past success stories and how to apply.
        Speaker: Gergely Sipos (Mr.)
        Slides
    • Beating the drum: your trials, tribulations and tips for successful grid dissemination Kocatepe Hall

      Kocatepe Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      "Build it and they shall come". Is that really the case? Researchers today have ever increasing demands on their time and dedicated research time can be reduced. How can we show the benefits of grid computing in a quick, easy and accessible way that will reach out to our target audience? This session will look at the difficulties surrounding attracting users to grid projects, grid dissemination, success stories, shared problems and what we can do to make it work.

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      • 298
        Outreach and Dissemination for the UK National Grid Service
        Speaker: Dr Gillian Sinclair (National Grid Service)
        Slides
      • 299
        Challenges of EGEE Dissemination in Asia
        Speaker: Vicky Huang (Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC))
      • 300
        EGEE and Business: Outreach Opportunities and Challenges
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (TRUST-IT)
        Slides
      • 301
        Panel session on grid dissemination
        Speakers: Dan Drollette (International Science Grid This Week (ISGTW)) , Dr Gillian Sinclair (National Grid Service) , Sy Holsinger (TRUST-IT) , Vicky Huang (Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC))
    • EGEE Operations (3) Ataturk Hall

      Ataturk Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This is the main session for the EGEE operations
      activity. The different SA1 areas will present their progress and
      discuss future plans. This include Operations Service Level Agreements,
      the Pre-Production service, Operations Tools, Interoperations with other
      grid Infrastructures, system management tools, etc.

    • Integrating the ETICS Services in the European Grid Infrastructure Malazgirt Hall

      Malazgirt Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The session aims at gathering mainly EGEE developers and integrators but also the European Grid community at large to discuss the benefits and possible issues related to the integration of the ETICS services in the European Grid Infrastructure. Currently ETICS uses Metronome for the management of build and test jobs, that are submitted to nodes maintained within the ETICS project. The ETICS 2 project is extending the job management of the ETICS services in order to use gLite submission facilities. This will allow the integration of the ETICS services in the EGEE infrastructure. The same work is being carried out using UNICORE. The integration will allow an easy deployment of the ETICS services on the EGEE infrastructure and the infrastructures using UNICORE.
      After a general overview of the ETICS system and a description of existing and planned features, the rationale behind the integration of ETICS within EGEE will be discussed. A more technical description of the ETICS build and test job submission mechanism and its integration with gLite-based resources will be given. Finally some examples of usage of ETICS in EGEE and related projects will be presented and followed by a Q/A session

      • 304
        The ETICS System: Overview and Roadmap
        This presentation gives a general overview of the ETICS 2 project, the ETICS Build and Test System and a roadmap of planned extensions and new features
        Speaker: Dr Alberto Di Meglio (CERN)
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      • 305
        The ETICS Job Management Architecture
        This presentation discusses the support in ETICS for different job management systems. The general architecture is explained and details of how ETICS can be extended to support different JMS implementations is given
        Speaker: Valerio Venturi (INFN)
        Slides
      • 306
        ETICS and Amazon EC2
        A brief description of how the ETICS services can use Amazon EC2 as execution engine for remote build and test
        Speaker: Valerio Venturi (INFN)
        Slides
    • MiddleWare Security Group (MWSG) Barbaros Hall A

      Barbaros Hall A

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      This meeting addresses software developers, site administrators and security personnel. In the first 90
      minutes, a overview over ongoing middleware security work in EGEE-III is given for the general audience. The
      presentations of the second 90 minutes are dedicated to more technical issues.

      • 307
        Overview of ongoing security work in JRA1
        Speaker: John White (Helsinki Institute of Physics HIP)
        Slides
      • 308
        Introduction to pilot jobs and gLExec / SCAS framework
        Speaker: Dr David Groep (NIKHEF)
        Slides
      • 309
        The gLite Authorization Service
        Speaker: Chad Loren Lajoie (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 310
        Security in OSG
        Speaker: Mine Altunay (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 311
        Q & A
    • PMB Meeting (closed) Barbaros hall B

      Barbaros hall B

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul
    • VO Management Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Fevzi Cakmak Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      The EGEE3 VO Support Group was created in EGEE3 to serve VOs. It is intended not only to help new communities quickly get started on the grid, but also to support established communities by providing those ways of better managing their daily tasks.

      This session will be dedicated to discussions with VOs, where several aspects of VO management will be discussed

    • Application Porting and User Support Inönu Hall

      Inönu Hall

      Harbiye Askeri Museum

      Istanbul

      A new feature of the third phase of the EGEE project is the NA4 Applications Porting Group to help users enable applications on the grid. Experts from the porting team work closely with application owners to understand their requirements and to identify suitable approaches, tools for the porting process and to set realistic and feasible porting scenarios. Intensive workshops and personalized training events organized by the team ensure that application owners become expert on porting tools that are relevant for them and can quickly and efficiently perform the porting process with the help of the porting team.

      The session will include presentations from porting team members to show the latest tools, applications and techniques they have worked with. The second half of the session will feature discussions about current problems and issues related to application porting and developer support.

      The session is useful for those who wish to port new applications to the EGEE grid, and/or would like to learn about environments, tools, services that are offered for end users and grid application developers by the EGEE community.

      The webpage of the EGEE application porting team is available at www.lpds.sztaki.hu/gasuc. Here you can find further information about current applications, past success stories and how to apply for assistance.

      • 316
        Application Porting using DRMAA and Globus GridWay on the EGEE Infrastructure
        The DRMAA specification aims to provide all the high level functionality which is necessary for an application to consign a job to a DRM system including common operations on jobs like termination or suspension. This Open Grid Forum specification is implemented by Globus GridWay, which is a widely-used metascheduling technology that performs job execution management and resource brokering, allowing unattended, reliable, and efficient execution of jobs, job arrays, and workflows on heterogeneous and dynamic Globus Grids. This talk covers two porting use cases of Bioinformatics applications that took advantage of these tools, that will be explained in detail, and are actually running in production state on the EGEE infrastructure.
        Speaker: Mr Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain))
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      • 317
        Application porting activities at INFN
        The application porting activities at INFN aimed at supporting the gridification of two scientific applications. For both of them a computing Grid environment has been set up in order to allow : - a bioinformatics application: 1. to cope with the submission and the monitoring of a huge number of jobs and deal with possible failures and resubmissions. The Job Submission Tool (JST) developed by INFN Bari has been introduced to address these issues and make easier its management 2. to use robot certificate (also known as portal certificate) in order to access the massive potential of grid technology without take care of the complexity of the GSI authentication. The adoption of these new certificates, associated with the application user’s expert wants to share with all the Grid community, permit users, who are not familiar to deal with personal certificate and belong to a VO, to experience the grid paradigm for research activity. - the ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project (http://www.astraproject.org/) to boost the reconstruction process of several ancient musical instruments by configuring the Grid infrastructure with all the needed libraries requested by ASTRA and developing a set of high level services on board of the GENIUS Grid Portal to permit users to perform reconstruction processes using a user’s friendly interface and disseminate the scientific results achieved so far. Thanks to this environment the sound of several ancient musical instruments have been successfully reconstructed. Visit this link http://www.astraproject.org/download.html for further information.
        Speaker: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (GILDA)
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