IBERGRID Conference. Porto (Portugal). May 12 - 14, 2008


Two post-conference tutorials will be held on Thursday, 15 May. You need to register for the tutorial of your choice.

The registration fee for tutorials will be waived for participants of IBERGRID’2008 registered for the three days of the conference.

To register for Tutorials only see Registration 

Tutorial 1

Date: Thursday 15 May
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (Half Day Tutorial)
Venue: Conference Room A104
Title: Windows HPC Server – the High Performance Computing solution from Microsoft

by Przemyslaw Lenkiewicz, Microsoft Portugal

Introduction to the system along with presentation of the “Hipercâmbio” project as an example of application.

Windows HPC Server is the operating system and set of tools designed for developing and running applications with high demand for computing power. These include applications operating on massive amounts of data or performing complex and time-consuming calculations. With the introduction of a computer cluster and HPC Server it is possible to significantly decrease the execution times of such tasks without the need for complex, low level programming.

The tutorial covers the following subjects:

  • Introduction to the Windows HPC Server concepts and main features.
  • Brief characteristic of installation and management features.
  • Introduction of programming and debugging tools – Visual Studio and the MPI interface.
  • Presentation of sample applications along with the analysis of their effectiveness.
  • HPC Server as a Research & Development tool – brief presentation of the “Hipercâmbio” project

Tutorial 2

Date: Thursday 15 May
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (Full Day Tutorial)
Venue: Conference Room A101
Title:  gLite and int.eu.grid training for end users

by Jorge Gomes, Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas - LIP, Portugal

Tutorial Programme:

  •    Introduction to the gLite Middleware
  •    gLite security
  •    gLite information systems

  •    gLite job management
  •    gLite data management
  •    int.eu.grid advanced job management
Requirements for participation
  •  Please bring your own notebook to participate in the practical exercises;
  •  The notebook must have a SSH client installed