Technical session: Supporting EGI user communities with Desktop Grid resources Technical session: Supporting EGI user communities with Desktop Grid resources

The EDGI (European Desktop Grid Initiative) project develops middleware that consolidates the results achieved in EDGeS (Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science) concerning the extension of Service Grids with Desktop Grids in order to support EGI and NGI user communities that are heavy users of

DCIs and require an extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI goes beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids, and extends them with public and institutional Desktop Grids and Clouds. EDGI integrates software components of ARC, gLite, Unicore,

BOINC, XWHEP, 3G Bridge, and Cloud middleware (such as OpenNebula and Eucalyptus) into SG->DG->Cloud platforms for service provision.

The aim of the session is to introduce the current state and the roadmap of the EDGI infrastructure to EGI user communities already utilizing this infrastructure, and to attract new EGI user communities as potential users for the EDGI infrastructure. Case studies from EGI and external user communities supported by the DEGISCO (Desktop Grids for International Scientific Collaboration) project and utilising the EDGI/EDGeS infrastructure will be presented, followed by an open discussion. 

Who should attend this session?

We are aiming for all EGI/NGI user communities who are willing to explore how Desktop Grid resources are able to extend the EGI/NGI resources they currently have access to.