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CERN School of Computing 2005 4 September - 17 September 2005 in Saint Malo, France

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Grid Track

Software Track

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CSC2005 Grid Technologies Track


Erwin Laure, CERN
Heinz Stockinger,
University of Vienna


The Grid Track covers several aspects of Grid computing and provides the ability to get hand-on experience with modern Grid tools. A major part will be dedicated to Grid software that is deployed by the LCG and EGEE projects (both managed by CERN). These projects aim to deploy a large-scale research infrastructure for Grid computing spanning more than 100 sites world-wide. This infrastructure is in regular use by the LHC experiments and, trough the EGEE project, by several other scientific communities such as biomedicine, astro-physics, chemistry, and earth observation. The tutorials will present the Grid software architecture and discuss the interplay of basic Grid software (Globus, Condor), higher level Grid middleware, and application software.

Emphasis will be put on Grid architecture and specific middleware issues in job submission, data management and information systems. Novel Grid service technologies which are based on extensions to Web Service technologies will be introduced. In several practical exercises the students will learn how to use Grid tools for their distributed data or computing intensive applications.












Grid Technologies

Lecture 1

Introduction to the Grid computing

An Overview about the Grid Track, it's lectures, the Grid architecture, techniques used to build Grid middleware, and major Grid infrastructures is given

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Lecture 2

Job Submission / Workload Management

Most of the users of the Grid software interact with the system by submitting their jobs (executable programs) to a Resource Broker which does a matchmaking on available and requested resources and then dispatches jobs to resources on the Grid. This lecture provides background about the work load management software system and details about how job submission is done.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Lecture 3

Data Management

One of the main objectives of a Data Grid is the management of large distributed data stores. This lecture gives an overview about replica and meta data management as well as the software tools provided to deal with data management problems.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Lecture 4

Information Systems

In a Grid environment, there are several hardware and software resources that can be used by end users as well as Grid services and applications. Information systems are used to keep track of resources and also to monitor the current status. Current solutions are presented in detail and how end users can interact with them.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Lecture 5

Grid Service Technologies

Recent advances in Grid technologies allow to move from tightly coupled Grid systems to more loosely coupled Grid Services exploiting Web Service technologies. In this lecture we introduce the basic concepts of Grid Services and their underlying standards.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger





Grid Technologies

Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Hands-on exercise on Job submission

Practical exercises where participants will actively use Grid Software for executing their computation on the Grid.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Exercise 3
Exercise 4

Hands-on exercise on Data Management

Practical exercises where participants will actively use Grid Software for solving data management problems, combined with computational tasks.

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Exercise 5
Exercise 6

Hands-on exercise on Grid Services

Practical exercises how Grid Services technologies work, including setting up a customized Grid Service

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger






Grid Technologies

Session 1
Session 2


In this project students will try to use their specific applications and run them on the Grid. More details will be given based on what students have achieved during the school

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

Wrap up

Grid Technologies

Session 1

Wrap-up of Grid Technologies Track

Erwin Laure
Heinz Stockinger

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