SAGA: Tutorial and Training

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: Distributed Programming Abstractions

03 September, 09 01:00 PM - 04 September, 09 04:30 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Shantenu Jha
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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=945

This first half of this 2 day event will cover the basic concepts underlying SAGA, provide an in-depth review of the API and its design. The second half will provide hands-on training and an opportunity to understand how SAGA can be help your application development and requirements.

The Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA) provides a simple, uniform, integrated interface for performing distributed functionality. SAGA has been used to develop distributed applications and tools that support distributed applications. Application Scientists, Tool Developers and Resource Providers will find this event of use. On Day One of this tutorial & training event, we will provide an overview of the landscape of distributed applications, followed by a detailed introduction to SAGA and some basic exercises aimed at becoming familiar with the API and deploying SAGA. Day Two of the event will involve further examples and simple programming excercises.

Participants are advised and requested to bring along their application or tooling needs, as the final half of the second day will be devoted to discussions of how SAGA can help your requirements.

Target Audience

This meeting is intended for NGS, DEISA & EGEE Users, Application and Tool Kit developers. .


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 13:00 Thursday 03 September 2009 and close at 16:30 on Friday 04 September 2009.

Day 1:
13:00 - 14:00:SAGA: Overview Introduction
14:00 - 15:30:Introducing the API
16:00 - 16:30:Introducing the API -- II
16:30 - 17:30:Installing and Deploying SAGA

Day 2:
09:00 - 10:30:SAGA: Simple Examples
Programming Manual, SAGA-Shell, Example Applications
11:00 - 12:30:SAGA Programming Excercise
12:30 - 13:00Distributed Applications and Frameworks
14:00 - 15:00:Using SAGA For your Application Needs I
15:00 - 16:00:Using SAGA for your Application Needs II
16:00 - 16:30Closing, SAGA Next Steps


Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

29 Jun - Registration Opens
27 Aug - Registration Deadline
27 Aug - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
03 Sep - Event Starts at 13:00hrs


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This event is sponsored by e-Science Institute in association with the following organisations:
  OMII UK(http://www.omii.ac.uk)     NeSC(http://www.nesc.ac.uk)     NGS  
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