EGI travels to Warsaw and Brussels

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) will be at two major events next week: the Open Grid Forum in Brussels (25-28 October) and the e-Challenges Conference in Warsaw (27-29 October).

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) provides processes and policies about how to develop open software drawn from the grid community. The organisation is well-known for its thrice-yearly events and EGI will be at next week’s OGF30 in Brussels.

The EGI team has a stand in the booth area and will be ready to answer any queries about the organisation. Technical manager Michel Drescher will also be there to monitor recent standard updates relevant to EGI and with potential impact on the EGI’s UMD roadmap. “I’m looking forward to see what’s being done to develop a common language for accounting records,” says Drescher, who will attend the Usage Records Working Group session

In addition OGF will see two important meetings of the distributed computing community. EGI will be holding its first meeting of the Technology Coordination Board that will start formalising the relationship between the production infrastructure and two of its main technology providers – the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) and Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) projects. OGF 30 will also see the first meeting of experts from across the community to start discussing the SIENA roadmap for Grid and Cloud standards.

eChallenges 2010 will be the 20th in a series of European Commission-supported conferences on e-Infrastructures and distributed computing. EGI will share a stand at the Warsaw’s event with the e-ScienceTalk project to spread the word about Europe’s grid infrastructure. Catherine Gater, EGI’s dissemination manager, will also present a short talk about the organisation entitled “EGI - A sustainable grid infrastructure for Europe”.

Switzerland joins the list of fully operational NGIs

The Swiss NGI (NGI_CH) is now fully operational, as broadcasted to the EGI community on 4 October. It’s the fourth national grid to become fully integrated in the past two months, following Hungary and Turkey in late July and the Netherlands at the end of September.

The Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG) has delegated the NGI role to SWITCH, which also represents Switzerland in the EGI-InSPIRE project.

Switzerland has five sites attached to the European Grid Infrastructure: three running on gLite middleware and an additional two on ARC. The migration to GOCDB did not stumble against major obstacles: “On an operational basis we have always worked together with Germany and continue to do so - so it wasn't a big complicated process like other NGIs have to go through,” says Christoph Witzig, Middleware team leader at SWITCH.

The last tool to become operational was the Nagios monitoring framework. But there are still many open issues for the future, “most notably the support and monitoring of an national infrastructure consisting of gLite and ARC sites,” adds Witzig.

Switzerland joins the list of fully operational NGIs

The Swiss NGI (NGI_CH) is now fully operational, as broadcasted to the EGI community on 4 October. It’s the fourth national grid to become fully integrated in the past two months, following Hungary and Turkey in late July and the Netherlands at the end of September.

The Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG) has delegated the NGI role to SWITCH, which also represents Switzerland in the EGI-InSPIRE project.

Switzerland has five sites attached to the European Grid Infrastructure: three running on gLite middleware and an additional two on ARC. The migration to GOCDB did not stumble against major obstacles: “On an operational basis we have always worked together with Germany and continue to do so - so it wasn't a big complicated process like other NGIs have to go through,” says Christoph Witzig, Middleware team leader at SWITCH.

The last tool to become operational was the Nagios monitoring framework. But there are still many open issues for the future, “most notably the support and monitoring of an national infrastructure consisting of gLite and ARC sites,” adds Witzig.

European Desktop Grid Initiative welcomes subcontractors

The European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), one of EGI’s sister e-Infrastructure projects, is looking for four subcontractors: two to provide infrastructure and two to bring in new application user communities.

The EDGI project aims to extend the work already done by EDGeS (Enabling Desktop Grids for eScience) in connecting gLite based Service Grids to Desktop Grids, out to scientific clouds and Unicore and KnowArc based Grids.

EDGI welcomes bids from organisations that represent user groups with computing needs that require a large-scale grid, and from existing infrastructures that wish to reach to a large user community by connecting to the EDGI infrastructure. The project expects the two infrastructure subcontractors to extend the resources brought into the EDGI infrastructure by the original partners. These can be academic clouds, as well as local or existing desktop grids ready to support applications ported by EDGeS and EDGI.

The two application user communities subcontractors are expected to extend the number of ported applications to the EDGI infrastructure with new application domains. Applicants are also expected to bring at least a matching unfunded effort to the project and to participate in project meetings and dissemination activities.

More information is available from the EDGI consortium webpage.
 

European Desktop Grid Initiative welcomes subcontractors

The European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), one of EGI’s sister e-Infrastructure projects, is looking for four subcontractors: two to provide infrastructure and two to bring in new application user communities.

The EDGI project aims to extend the work already done by EDGeS (Enabling Desktop Grids for eScience) in connecting gLite based Service Grids to Desktop Grids, out to scientific clouds and Unicore and KnowArc based Grids.

EDGI welcomes bids from organisations that represent user groups with computing needs that require a large-scale grid, and from existing infrastructures that wish to reach to a large user community by connecting to the EDGI infrastructure. The project expects the two infrastructure subcontractors to extend the resources brought into the EDGI infrastructure by the original partners. These can be academic clouds, as well as local or existing desktop grids ready to support applications ported by EDGeS and EDGI.

The two application user communities subcontractors are expected to extend the number of ported applications to the EDGI infrastructure with new application domains. Applicants are also expected to bring at least a matching unfunded effort to the project and to participate in project meetings and dissemination activities.

More information is available from the EDGI consortium webpage.
 

EGI is looking for a city to host the 2011 Technical Forum

Update: The bidding process is over and Lyon will host the 2011 EGI Technical Forum

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) is now welcoming bids to host the 2011 Technical Forum. The forum will be the third EGI event, following the success of the 2010 Technical Forum in Amsterdam and the 2011 User Forum, scheduled for April in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Bids from EGI-InSPIRE partners or EGI Council members, based in attractive European cities with easy access to international flights and to the event venue, are welcome by 31 October 2010.

The 2011 Technical Forum will take place in Autumn and EGI expects around 400 attendees for the four to five days event.

The event will reflect on the progress during the first year of EGI to integrate different European e-Infrastructures and their resource providers to meet the needs of the international user communities. The forum will also aim to strengthen the links between NGIs and different technology providers across Europe.

The 2011 Technical Forum will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest European e-Infrastructures developments and to network with both resource providers and user communities.

More information is available on request.

EGI is looking for a city to host the 2011 Technical Forum

Update: The bidding process is over and Lyon will host the 2011 EGI Technical Forum

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) is now welcoming bids to host the 2011 Technical Forum. The forum will be the third EGI event, following the success of the 2010 Technical Forum in Amsterdam and the 2011 User Forum, scheduled for April in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Bids from EGI-InSPIRE partners or EGI Council members, based in attractive European cities with easy access to international flights and to the event venue, are welcome by 31 October 2010.

The 2011 Technical Forum will take place in Autumn and EGI expects around 400 attendees for the four to five days event.

The event will reflect on the progress during the first year of EGI to integrate different European e-Infrastructures and their resource providers to meet the needs of the international user communities. The forum will also aim to strengthen the links between NGIs and different technology providers across Europe.

The 2011 Technical Forum will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest European e-Infrastructures developments and to network with both resource providers and user communities.

More information is available on request.

Εγκατάσταση x86 open64 μεταγλωττιστών

Πρόσφατα προστέθηκε στο User Interface του Α.Π.Θ. η οικογένεια μεταγλωττιστών (compiler suite) x86 open64 της AMD στην έκδοση 4.2.4. Η οικογένεια περιλαμβάνει μεταγλωττιστές για C/C++ και FORTRAN εφαρμογές.

Για να χρησιμοποιήσετε τους μεταγλωττιστές αρκεί να προσθέσετε στο περιβάλλον το σχετικό modulefile ως εξής:

module load open64

Μπορείτε να κατεβάσετε τις σελίδες τεκμηρίωσης του μεταγλωττιστή εδώ (pdf).

iSGTW profiles Poland’s National Grid Initiative

PL-Grid, the Polish Infrastructure for Information Science Support in the European Research Space, was profiled in the latest edition of the iSGTW digital newsletter (22 September).

The feature-length article chronicles the establishment of PL-Grid on 31 March, as the first European National Grid Initiative to emerge from the former Central European Regional Operations Centre (CE-ROC) and explores the Poland's motivation to secure a leading role on the development of the European Grid Infrastructure.

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iSGTW profiles Poland’s National Grid Initiative

PL-Grid, the Polish Infrastructure for Information Science Support in the European Research Space, was profiled in the latest edition of the iSGTW digital newsletter (22 September).

The feature-length article chronicles the establishment of PL-Grid on 31 March, as the first European National Grid Initiative to emerge from the former Central European Regional Operations Centre (CE-ROC) and explores the Poland's motivation to secure a leading role on the development of the European Grid Infrastructure.

Links