:: Session 7: Day 3: Time 14:30 to 16:00
Basic Practical – An Introduction to OMII GridSAM

Steven Newhouse, Stephen McGough and Vesselin Novov


This will introduce the GridSAM job submission and monitoring service based around JSDL (Job Submission Description Language) and the OGSA Basic Execution Service interface.
    1. Download and install the GridSAM client software. This has a cross platform (Linux & Windows) installer.
    2. Import certificate information into OMII client side environment.
    3. Overview of JSDL.
    4. Job submission and monitoring through the command line with no file staging.
    5. Job submission and monitoring through the command line with file staging.
This session will draw heavily from the examples in the GridSAM QuickStart guide.

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Dr Steven Newhouse

Steven Newhouse is Director of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK, a collaborative e-Science project between the University of Southampton (where he is based), the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) Steering group, where he is responsible for Application Standards, and is on the management or supervisory boards of the Grid Operational Support Centre (GOSC), AstroGrid and GridPP. He remains active in the Open Grid Services Architecture Working Group (OGSA-WG) of the GGF.

Before moving to Southampton in June 2004 he was the Sun Lecturer in e-Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Technical Director of the London e-Science Centre (LeSC) also based at Imperial. His early research work was in Computational Underwater Acoustic Modelling at the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College. He moved to the Imperial College Parallel Computing Centre in 1998 where he developed the Centre’s research and equipment portfolio through collaborative projects with the College’s main computational users. He led the Centre’s research activity in ICENI – the Imperial College e-Science Networked Infrastructure – a service oriented architecture built using Java and Jini that provided a gateway to other infrastructures.