Introduction Introduction

The 20th IDGF tutorial is colocated with the EGI Community Forum, organized May 19-23, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. The tutorial is held on May 19, 2014, 16h30 - 18h00.

Crowd computing can provide computing resources for EGI scientists and communities. There is for instance  EDGeS@home available with over 25.000 computers connected. Also SZTAKI Desktop Grid, AlmereGrid, and several others provide, combined, several hundreds of thousands computer cores to scientists. Within universities and institutes there are often also thousands of computers available, especially at night.

During the past year, IDGF and EGI have worked closely together in a Virtual Team to make it easy for scientists and EGI user communities to make use of these resources. There is support, an extensive documentation, an integrated infrastructure and documentation available today. Several user communities have been helped already, their applications are now running or being tested on the infrastructure. Representatives of these communities will be invited to talk about their experiences.