Programme Programme


14:00 - 14:15 Peter Kacsuk: Extending your gLite, ARC or UNICORE VO with inexpensive desktop resources

14:15 - 14:30 Ad Emmen: International Desktop Grid Federation and its roadmap

14:30 - 14:45 Peter Kacsuk: Run your existing grid applications on desktop grids without application porting

14:45 - 15:00 Etienne Urbah: XtremWeb in the EDGI infrastructure

15:00 - 15:10 Robert Lovas: Desktop grids in ICT countries - the DEGISCO experience

15:10 - 15:30 Discussion forum on the integrated usage of desktop grids, grids and clouds (Moderator: Tamas Kiss)


- Overview of the EDGI supported Desktop Grid infrastructure connected to EGI and available to EGI users.
EDGI operates a 150.000+ computer Desktop Grid, with application repositories, portals, etc., available to users. It is connected to gLite, Unicore, and KnowArc based Grids. It supports QoS unique for Desktop Grids. It also includes an  application repository and it includes support for distributed file access.
- Recent developments:
a. Tools to create widely deployable applications (including GBAC, GenWrapper).
    These tools make it easier to port applications to a complex infrastructure that includes Desktop Grids.
b. New tools for supporting the deployment of  applications (including Attic distributed file system, portals).
c. SpeQuloS: The new version of SpeQuloS can be used to obtain a guaranteed job turn around time. SpeQuloS also adds SLAs to a Desktop Grid.

The goal of the tutorial is to take care EGI users are aware of Desktop Grids as a possible computational resource they can use. We expect a number of the Tutorial/workshop participants will start exploring Desktop Grids with help from the community in the International Desktop Grid Federation. This will offer them the possibility to better run their applications, exploring possibly new research areas.
As a more high-level impact the complete eScience infrastructure connected to EGI will be more efficiently used.

During the past year, significant advancements can be reported in the use of Desktop Grids for eScience. This tutorial/workshop focuses on the aspects that are most relevant for users. There are however more topics that could be of interest. Such as how to install a Desktop Grid and integrate it with an EGI connected infrastructure. Several of these (notably from Russia and Ukraine) were already reported during the last Cracow Grid workshop. More information can be found via the International Desktop Grid Federation website.