:: Session 21: Day 7: Time 11:00
Open Science Grid
and Alain Roy
The Open Science Grid is a US grid computing infrastructure that
supports scientific computing via an open collaboration of science
researchers, software developers and computing, storage and network
providers. This open collaboration creates a challenging environment:
the sites are heterogeneous in software (different software and/or
different versions of both grid software and operating system), in
hardware, and in goals (due to a wide variety of scientists doing
We will describe Open Science Grid and discuss this environment: what
operating principles allow it to work? We will share interesting
stories of what it is like to run a large-scale, production grid.
- The Open Science Grid [ppt
Prof Dr Miron Livny, BSc, MSc
Miron Livny received a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics in
1975 from the Hebrew University and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer
Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1978 and 1984,
respectively. Since 1983 he has been on the Computer Sciences
Department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where
he is currently a Professor of Computer Sciences and is leading
the Condor project.
Dr. Livny's research focuses on distributed processing and data
management systems and data visualization environments. His recent
work includes the Condor high throughput computing system, the
DEVise data visualization and exploration environment and the
BMRB repository for data from NMR spectroscopy.
Dr Alain Roy
Alain Roy is currently an Associate Researcher with the Condor Project at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. He received his Ph.D. in Computer
Science from the University of Chicago in 2001, where he did research about
advanced reservations for Quality of Service across heterogeneous resources.
Today Alain concentrates on creating and supporting the VDT, a grid software
distribution used by a variety of grid projects including Open Science Grid,
and EGEE. He is also a co-principal investigator on the NMI nanoHUB project
which is deploying a grid infrastructure for running nanotechnology jobs.