Introduction Introduction

An IDGF  tutorial has been organised by DEGISCO  at DICR2010 in Novosibirsk - the largest conference in eastern Russia on parallel and distributed computing. Also a  plenary lecture "Increasing computing power of distributed systems by grids of PCs"  was given by Vladimir Voloshinov (ISA RAS). It  addressed the role of desktop grids in scientific computing and outlined EDGeS technologies for achieving interoperability among different types of grids. The tutorial was given by Oleg Sukhoroslov and Nickolay Khrapov (ISA RAS).