:: Session 20: Day 7: Time 09:00 to
EGEE as an Example of a Global Production Grid
Session leader: Erwin Laure
Speaker: Erwin Laure
As result of the significant research effort put into Grid
computing, large scale international as well as regional production
Grid infrastructures offer their users access to distributed
computing and data resources at an unprecedented level. The
EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-Science) project integrates current
national, regional and thematic Grid efforts, in order to create
a seamless Grid infrastructure for the support of scientific
research. The infrastructure, which is one of the largest of
its kind world-wide, supports distributed research communities,
which share common Grid computing needs and are prepared to
integrate their own computing infrastructures and agree on common
access policies. In this talk we will discuss issues and techniques
for creating and operating such a large scale Grid infrastructure,
give examples of the current usage, and discuss the long term
potential of Grid technologies.
Dr Erwin Laure
Dr. Erwin Laure is the Technical Director of the EU-funded Enabling
Grids for E-Science (EGEE) project. He has been involved in
Grid training for over four years and contributed to previous
Grid summer schools as lecturer and program committee member.
Prior to his appointment as Technical Director he was co-leading
the middleware re-engineering activity of EGEE and was also
the Technical Coordinator of the EU Data Grid (EDG) project.
He holds a PhD in computer science and business administration
from the University of Vienna, Austria and is active in research
on parallel and distributed systems for over 10 years.