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Workshop on High Performance Applications of Cloud and Grid Tools
Workshop on High Performance Applications of Cloud and Grid Tools
Building 240 Conference Center
Argonne, Illinois, USA
April 14, 2011

Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Building 240 Conference Center, near Chicago, Illinois, USA

(Immediately following Globus World 2011 April 11-12 and CCA'11 April 13 in the same location)

Slides are available for download
The Workshop Report is also available (pdf)

The objective of this workshop is to improve on the state of use of software tools designed for access, administration, job management, input/output standardization, performance optimization of job submission and execution, and other aspects of management of high performance computing resources by multiple users through incorporation of the latest advances in cloud and grid development tools. The workshop will be focused specifically on tools in use or that could be used to produce and maintain production infrastructures for large-scale projects in scientific computing.

  1. Gather authors, maintainers, users and interested parties for production cloud and grid infrastructure tools. Survey the existing state of these tools with regard to use and implementation of existing cloud and grid standards.
  2. Update participants on current US government and international efforts to promote cloud computing usage and associated efforts on related standards development, promotion and adoption.
  3. Focus the talents of the community on options for cloud-to-grid and grid-to-cloud interoperability, high performance applications of existing tools and applicability of OGF and other emerging standards, and gather input from attendees regarding the current state of their projects with respect to these topics. Using the resulting input, explore options for future development that can be achieved on a short-term basis.
  4. Serve as a planning forum for a larger-scale workshop and forum aimed at evaluating, encouraging and promoting communication on this topic broadly across US-funded science agency computing projects and among their related international partners.

Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Building 240, Rooms 1404/1405

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 am

Name Organization Topic Start End Duration
Sill, Alan Texas Tech University Workshop Introduction 8:30 AM 8:40 AM 0:10
Sill, Alan Texas Tech University Recently Released OGF Standards; US Federal and Other Roadmap Efforts 8:40 AM 8:50 AM 0:10
Keahey, Kate Argonne National Laboratory Nimbus Cloud Computing for Science: Architecture, Status and Future Plans 8:50 AM 9:10 AM 0:20
Riteau, Pierre IRISA/University of Rennes 1 Large Scale Sky Computing Applications with Nimbus 9:10 AM 9:30 AM 0:20
Timm, Steven Fermilab Security, AuthN/AuthZ and Scaling Performance Topics in FermiCloud 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 0:30
Break 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 0:20
Papaspyrou, Alexander TU Dortmund University Implementation of OGF's Open Cloud Computing Interface on top of libvirt 10:20 AM 10:40 AM 0:20
von Laszewski, Gregor University of Indiana Current Status and Plans for FutureGrid 10:40 AM 11:10 AM 0:30
Tannenbaum, Todd University of Wisconsin-Madison From 10K cores on EC2 to 60K cores on OSG - on the fly Condor deployment 11:10 AM 11:35 AM 0:25
Zurawski, Jason Internet2 Scientific Networking with DYNES & LHCONE 11:35 AM 12:00 PM 0:25
Working Lunch All Participants Roundtable: How Can Cloud and Grid Innovation Be Harnessed For Advanced High Performance Computing Needs? 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00
Afternoon session Organizing Committee July 18 Workshop on Science Agency Uses of Clouds and Grids (members of committee only) 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 2:00

Workshop Organizers

The co-organizers for this workshop are OGF and Argonne National Laboratory.

For the co-located preceding events, see for the April 11-12 events, and for the Cloud Computing Applications conference.

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This workshop is sponsored by Advanced Scientific Computing Research of the US Department of Energy

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