:: Session 1: Day 2: Time 09:00 to
Welcome, Introduction & General Principles
Professor Malcolm Atkinson (Programme
09:00 Opening and Welcome
Welcome by Malcolm Atkinson: (15 minutes)
Goals of the ISSGC'06
Outline of Programme - high-level sequence of topics
How it will deliver against the goals.
Outline of Practicals - leading to the integrating
Welcome and local arrangements: (15 minutes)
Professor Almerico Murli & Dr Diego Romano
09:30 Introduction to Grids
What are the motives for Grids & e-Infrastructure:
Computational & Data drivers
Scope & Definitions
Distributed Computing Systems
History of Grids in two slides
Illustrate above with forward links to rest of ISSGC06
10:00 Principles - Introduction
You rarely have complete knowledge
Some of your knowledge will be wrong
Multiple stakeholders with conflicting interests
Respecting autonomy & heterogeneity
Composing independently developed, deployed and
Fault tolerance, scalability, resilience and availability
Security, Privacy & Trust
- Overview [ppt
- Local Arrangements [ppt
- Distributed Systems: Introduction, Context & Challenges [ppt
Professor Malcolm Atkinson PhD, FBCS, FRSE
Malcolm Atkinson is the Director of the National e-Science
Centre and the e-Science Institute. He is the UK e-Science Envoy
and plays a leading role in OMII-UK, and is on the advisory
boards of GOSC, NCeSS, Baltic Grid and GEON. He leads training
and education in the two EU-funded projects EGEE and ICEAGE
project, International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid
Education. These two projects have organised the ISSGC06. He
is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Group and Data
Area Director for GGF.
He began his career in computing in 1966. He has worked at
seven universities: Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, UEA, Cambridge,
Rangoon and Lancaster; and for two companies: Sun Microsystems
(at SunLabs in California) and O2 (an Object-Oriented DB company
in its early years in Versailles). He led the development of
the Department of Computing Science in Glasgow and is now Professor
of e-Science in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
He has more than 130 publications. He has taken leading roles
in national strategic research and infrastructure committees.
Prof Almerico Murli
Almerico Murli is Full Professor of Numerical Computing
at University of Naples “Federico II” (ITALY) and
past director of the Center for Research on Parallel Computing
and Supercomputers (CPS). His area of expertise is Scientific
Computing and the development of methods, algorithms and software
for solution of scientific applications on high performance
architectures including parallel, distributed and grid computing.
He recently joined in SPACI (Southern Partnership for Advanced
Computational Infrastructures), a consortium among University
of Calabria, University of Lecce and University of Naples “Federico
II”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University
and Technological Research, to pursue excellence in the field
of Computational Science and Engineering.
He has been and is currently involved in research projects sponsored
by National Research Council of Italy, by EC, and by Ministry
Dr Diego Romano
Diego Romano received a degree in Mathematics in 2000.
He joined the PQE 2000 project with a scholaship from the Italian
National Institute of Nuclear Physics. He worked for the EGEE
project with a contract with the University of Naples Federico
II. He is currently working on the FIRB Grid.it project with
a contract with the Italian National Research Council. He collaborate
with the University of Naples Federico II for educational training
on Operating Systems.
His research interests are on parallel and distributed computing,
focussing on topics such as Parallel Computer Graphics, Grids
and the interactions of the two.
After his involvement in the organisation of the previous editions
of the International Summer School on Grid Computing, he joined
the ICEAGE project.