Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=519
Following the success of our 2003 tutorials on Globus Toolkit 3, we are pleased to announce Globus Week, to be held at NeSC on April 4 to 8, supported by Dr. Carl Kesselman and the Globus Team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Southern California/ ISI. This event is sponsored by the National e-Science Centre (NeSC).
The Globus Toolkit (http://www.globus.org/toolkit) provides libraries and components that enable the development of service-oriented Grid applications and infrastructures. Core Globus components address basic issues relating to security, resource access and management, data movement and management, resource discovery, and so forth. A broader Globus ecosystem includes numerous tools and components that build on core Globus functionality to provide application-level functions.
Globus Toolkit version 4 (GT4), to be released as a beta version in March 2005, will provide a range of new services and features. In addition, by delivering the first robust implementation of Globus Web services components, GT4 completes the first stage of the migration of Web services that began in 2003 with GT3. Thus, it is timely to convene a meeting, both to communicate the latest status of Globus software and to enable intense conversation between Globus developers and users concerning future directions for open source Grid software.
The UK Globus Week has five aims:
Presenters for the tutorals include Carl Kesselman, Bill Allcock, Charles Bacon, Lisa Childers, and Jennifer Schopf, as well as other members of the Globus Alliance who will be present for the week; a valuable and rare opportunity for the UK and EGEE communities.
Available talk titles and abstracts can be found here or by clicking on the speakers name in the agenda below.
|Monday April 4|
|Globus Toolkit Training for System Administrators
Lisa Childers, ANL
Charles Bacon, ANL
Bill Allcock, ANL
Jarek Gawor, ANL
Kostas Tourlas, NeSC
WS Java Core
|Tuesday April 5|
|Globus Toolkit for Users
Lisa Childers (ANL)
Charles Bacon (ANL)
Bill Allcock (ANL)
Jarek Gawor (ANL)
Amrey Krause (EPCC)
WS Java Core
Wrap-up (15 mins) [Lisa]
|Wednesday April 6|
|09:00 - 17:00||Globus Toolkit Training for Building Grid Services
Pre-requisites : Build a Grid Service Tutorial (6th April)
Please be sure to do this before you arrive, and to run the verification script available at that website. If you need additional help installing the software, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thursday April 7 - Globus Futures|
|09:00|| Chair: Malcolm Atkinson
Welcome: Malcolm Atkinson, NeSC
Keynote: Carl Kesselman, USC/ISI "The Globus Toolkit V4.0: Current Status and Future Directions"
|11:00||GT2/3 Experiences and Futures. Chair: Jen Schopf|
David Wallom, (Campus Grid)
Mark Calleja (e-Minerals)
Stephen Pickles (NGS)
|13:30||GT3/4 experiences and futures. Chair: Steven Newhouse
Conrad Hughes, Dependable Grid Services (DGS)
Terry Sloan, INWA, JOSH
Terry Harmer Engineering Task Force (ETF)
|15:30||GT3/4 evaluation and experiences. Chair: Dave Berry
Theirry Delaitre (GEMLCA)
Neil Chue Hong (OGSA-DAI)
Bill Allcock (performance and security evaluation)
Response from Globus (Globus Alliance)
Planning for Breakout Sessions
|Friday April 8 - Contribution Policy and Process|
|09:00||Globus contribution process. Chair: Dave Berry|
|09:00||Discussion of Process: Lisa Childers|
Breakouts to discuss what people think is currently missing, what UK eScience might contribute, and possible collaborative projects by topic.
|11:00||Breakouts continue (people may shift to a different area)|
|13:00||Report back. Chair: Jen Schopf
Each group presents 1 slide of their top 3 issues (and 1 page from each breakout will be submitted for report)
Interoperability Panel. Moderator: Carl Kesselman
Some questions to be discussed:
For those who have paid for the conference dinner it will be held at Howies, Waterloo Place (http://www.howies.uk.com/homepage.html) on the 7 April at 19:30.
Enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.
Travel: The e-Science Institute is less than 15 minutes walk from Waverley rail station, and from St Andrews square bus stations. It is approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh airport (40 minutes by bus). Please see our web site for a map of the area.