Gearing up for IBERGRID’2011 in Santander

The 5th Iberian Grid Infrastructure conference – IBERGRID’2011 – will be held in Santander, Spain between 8-10 June 2011, at the Palacio de la Magdalena.

The event, hosted by the Advanced Computing and e-science Department at the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (CSIC-UC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, will focus on the on-going grid projects in development by Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American institutions.

“The IBERGRID conference has been established as the meeting point where researchers, technicians and developers of the area of distributed computing from Spain and Portugal gather once per year,” says Isabel Campos, chair of the conference’s organising committee.

“The attendance is very similar to that of a user forum – about half of the presentations are devoted to scientific applications running on the EGI infrastructure,” she adds. “Software developers and site administrators also typically come to IBERGRID, which became already sort of a tradition for the Iberian community.”

The IBERGRID’2011 programme is varied and covers topics such as green IT, large data repositories, LHC Computing Grid and Tier-0 topology, interactive supercomputing, applications for high performance networks, ESFRI implementations in the Iberian area or applications for volunteer computing.

This year the event will also include special tracks on virtualisation techniques and its applications, and on advanced management of computer centres.

The deadline for early registration is 10 May 2011.