I am a PhD student of Computer Science at Ferrara
University. Iím working on the AliEn project, a distributed Grid computing
system developed and used in the context of the ALICE experiment. AliEn, is
a production environment that implements several components of the Grid
paradigm needed to simulate, reconstruct and analyze data in a distributed
way. Currently, I am working on the
integration of Parallel analysis facilities in AliEn, in order to allow
physicists to analyze much larger datasets on a shorter time scale, allowing
file analysis in a parallel way on remote computer clusters. The aim of my
project is to integrate in AliEn a new framework named PoD (Proof on
Demand), that allows users to use this parallel analysis facilities in a
more user-friendly and convenient way, giving a dynamic cluster on request.
The AliEn code is written mostly in Perl, but in the past I also had
experience using C and C++. The project environment is SLC5.