Introduction Introduction

The 15th IDGF tutorial "Getting the most out of Desktop Grids for your application" takes place March 29, 2012, 14h00 - 15h30 at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich, Germany.  This tutorial is co-located with the EGI Community Forum.

Since the last Desktop Grid workshop at EGI TF in Lyon considerable progress has been made in the uptake of Desktop Grids for eScience. This tutorial/workshop provides an insight in the new technologies available to users. It starts with a general introduction that brings everyone up to date, followed by a workshop that shows more in detail to  EGI users how they can benefit from using Desktop Grid based infrastructures.

The tutorial starts with explaining how Desktop Grids can use otherwise idle computing time from Desktop laptops and other computers.
The workshop will present and discuss a number of applications that have been ported to Desktop Grids recently.  They can also serve as an example for users and application developers of what is needed to get applications running.