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IDGF showcasing its infrastructure at ICRI 2014

IDGF will be present with a booth at the Second International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) in Athens, Greece, April 2-4, 2014. 

The ambition of ICRI 2014 is to highlight how global research infrastructures can respond to the grand challenges that the world is facing today, what lessons have been learned from the past, and what the priorities and directions are for the future.

IDGF will demonstrate its research infrastructure to the exhibition visitors in five different ways:

1. Cloud-in-a-Briefcase: XtreemFS Cloud file system portable demo served with Raspberry Pis - A small local Desktop Grid, based on http://cloudcase.eu. This will contain 8 computers and will be fully operational as a miniature version of the complete infrastructure. This will be used to explain the technical basics, and interact with the booth visitors so IDGF can demonstrate life how the million-computer infrastructure actually operates.
2. Crowd computing Live: links with scientific users showing how donated computing power is used for scientific research applications
3. Live "Killer Queen" applications: WeNMR, BioVEL, DIRAC running on the IDGF infrastructure
4. Big Buck Bunny distributed rendering showcase - an explanatory video running when there is no life demo.
5. And now it's up to you: How can you start giving science a helping hand by donating your unused computing time?

Featuring also in this booth: a "Stop wasting your computing time" poster and IDGF flyers that invite scientists to become IDGF member and start using the IDGF infrastructure.

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