|Slides:||Dirk van der Knijff et al (56 Kb)|
|Time:||Half day: 09:00 - 12:30|
|Presenters:||Dirk van der Knijff (Melbourne), David Bannon (VPAC), Lindsay Hood (APAC), David Abramson (Monash)|
|Who should attend:||Current and potential grid users, grid support personnel and others interested in learning more about what the grid is and how it works.|
Currently the grid is difficult to use – this workshop will take participants on a journey through various current grid implementations and explain how the various components interact. Potential users will be encouraged to bring their own work if appropriate (subject to availability of pre-workshop communications with participants/registrants).
|Objectives:||1. To demonstrate how the user can best take advantage of the grid resources available to improve their productivity;
2. To highlight the sorts of problems that may be experienced when using the grid and to identify ways to avoid or mitigate them, and,
3. To introduce participants to a number of portals which allow basic grid use and to provide ‘hands on’ usage of current grid (APAC National Grid and EGEE).
|About the presenters:||
Professor David Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous to joining Monash University in 1997, he has held appointments at Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO he was the program leader of the Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program, and was also an adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT in Melbourne. He was also a program manager in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems and the Co-operative Research Centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems. Abramson is currently an ARC Professorial Fellow, and professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia.
David Bannon is the manager of the Systems group at VPAC, the Victorian Partnership of Advanced Computing, which supports a range of HPC systems for universities and industry. He is also the manager of the APAC Compute Grid project, that links together the major HPC centres in each state in Australia. David leads a nation wide team of IT professionals who are currently turning the APACgrid Compute Project into a Service orientated programme that will cater to the increasingly sophisticated needs of Australian Researchers.