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Announcement - Applications due this week: OSG grid school, 6-8 February, Tuskegee, Alabama


Computing grids are opening up new possibilities for data-intensive research.
Applications are due 12 January 2008 for participation in an Open Science Grid grid computing school taking place from 6-8 February 2008 at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.

The course will introduce the techniques of grid and distributed computing for science and engineering through hands-on training in the use of large-scale grid computing resources.

The course focuses on enabling the use of Open Science Grid and TeraGrid cyberinfrastructure to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in different application domains. Participants will learn how to use grids of thousands of processors and will be able to continue to use these resources for their research after completion of the course.

The workshop will cover:
  • Concepts, tools, and techniques of grid computing
  • Grid security and program execution
  • Grid scheduling and distributed data management
  • Discovering and using grid resources
  • Techniques for workflow and collaboration
  • How to build your own OSG grid site
Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and professionals in any scientific, engineering or computational discipline may apply. Applicants should have at least intermediate programming skills (one to two semesters experience in C/C++, Java, Perl or Python) and hands-on experience with UNIX or Linux in a networked environment, as well as a compelling project to apply grid techniques to after attending the course.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 19 January 2008. The deadline for registration and hotel booking is 26 January 2008.

The course is free for full-time students. Registration for researchers, academics and professionals is US$50. A registration deposit will be required for all participants, refunded to students on completion.

Limited travel support will be offered to the most qualified student applicants.

Open Science Grid is a major U.S grid infrastructure that provides scientists with access to over 20,000 CPUs and 4 Petabytes of storage for the advancement of scientific research. OSG includes collaborators from particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics, bioinformatics, gravitational-wave science and computer science, who both contribute to and benefit from the grid infrastructure. Applications including mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, sociology, economics and nanotechnology can also gain from interactions with OSG.

 

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