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Announcement - 1st EDGeS Grid Training Workshop & 2nd AlmereGrid Grid Experience Workshop

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On 27-28 November 2008, AlmereGrid and EDGeS with support from will organise a two-day Desktop Grid workshop in Almere, The Netherlands.

This workshop will start with an overview of the current state-of-the-art of Desktop Grid technology, e.g., BOINC, XtremWEB, the EDGeS Grid Bridge, and others.

The afternoon of the first day a Masterclass will address the porting of applications to Desktop Grids and Service Grids. This masterclass is part of a successful series of Grid masterclasses organised by the Dutch Gridforum Society.

The second day provides hands-on training in porting applications to the Grid. Participants will have access to the large European wide EDGeS Grid to run their exercises.

The workshop is aimed at:

  • Managers in Research and Industry who want to get an overviewof the state-of-the-art in (desktop) grid computing to see what it can bring to their organisations. (Attend morning first day)
  • IT responsible and computational intensive application owners to see what effort is needed to get applications running on the grid and what the performance benefits could be. (Attend first day)
  • IT responsible and computational intensive application ownerswith concrete applications to port to the grid or plans to set up a grid of their own. (Attend both days)
  • Students in IT, computational science with an interest in grid computing, distributed computing or cloud computing. (Attend both days.)

The event is free for partners of AlmereGrid, members of the EDGeS User & Industry Fora and members of

More information is available at the Web site.


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