Porting applications to the EGEE and the NGS, using the P-GRADE/GEMLCA portal

University of Reading

University of Reading

Tamas Kiss

Grid computing enables organisations to share computational and data resources and to access these resources on-demand. As a result, utilisation of the Grid implies innovative yet efficient use of common resources, resulting in potentially massive cost savings, or improved organisational effectiveness.

Unfortunately, cumbersome command line interfaces of current production Grids scare away majority of e-Scientists. Moreover, exaggerated usage of low-level commands definitely sets back the adaptation of Grid technologies in industry.

This one day course introduces the P GRADE Portal, a generic high-level graphical interface, successfully used by numerous e-Science projects all over the World. The P-GRADE Grid Portal enables the creation, execution and monitoring of data-driven computational workflows in distributed Grid environments by high-level intuitive graphical interfaces. The P-GRADE Portal can be configured to access multiple Grids at the same time. Users can develop and run workflows not only mapped to the UK National Grid Service (NGS) but also to other Grids, like the EGEE Grid. Using the GEMLCA specific version of the Portal legacy applications can be turned into services and shared with other portal users making the creation of workflows even more convenient.

The course is a perfect forum to learn the concept and usage of the P-GRADE Portal and GEMLCA. Lectures and demonstration sessions will explain how to use the portal on the NGS and the EGEE, while participants can gain hands-on experience during the practical sessions.

Register for this event
Location: University of Reading, ACET Centre - Philip Lyle Building, 4th Floor.

Note also that there are preceding courses on 20-21 November giving a general introduction to Grid computing and the National Grid Service
Agenda and Registration
and on 22-23 November giving a general introduction to Grid computing and the EGEE.
Agenda and Registration

Please note that there will be a cost of £20 per day to cover expenses (Coffee and Lunch). use the reference EGEE06/ACET when paying
SORT CODE: 60-17-21
ACCOUNT NO: 88658953
IBAN: GB53NWBK 6017 2188 6589 53

There may be minor modifcation made to the agenda that follows.

    • 09:45 10:00
      Registration 15m
    • 10:00 11:00
      The P-GRADE Portal 1h
      Speaker: Tamas Kiss
    • 11:00 11:15
      Tea/Coffee 15m
    • 11:15 12:15
      Submitting workflows to the EGEE and the NGS - Hands-on 1h
      Speaker: Tamas Kiss
      more information
    • 12:15 13:15
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:15 14:15
      GEMLCA – Porting legacy applications to the Grid 1h
      Speaker: Tamas Kiss
    • 14:15 14:30
      Tea/Coffee 15m
    • 14:30 15:30
      Legacy applications in Grid workflows - Hands-on 1h
      Speaker: Tamas Kiss
      more information
    • 15:30 16:00
      Tutorial - How to port applications onto the Grid 30m
      Speaker: Tamas Kiss
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