May 28 – May 29 2008, Orsay, Paris
The combined EDGeS User and Industry Forum meeting /XW'08 -2nd XtremWeb Users Workshop provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Desktop Grids, especially based on XtremWeb, and the EDGeS infrastructure and software that will ease the use and programming of Desktop Grids and the integration with Service Grids.
The meeting is aimed at people interested in setting up or programming Desktop Grids, especially with XtremWeb.
Participation is free, but registration is obligatory.
EDGeS User and Industry Forum meeting
This first combined Desktop Grid User and Industry Forum will focus on three topics:
The meeting will also have lots of opportunities for discussion.
XW'08 : 2nd XtremWeb Users Group Workshop
For the last seven years XtremWeb has been established as an open source middleware for Desktop Grid, contributing to the popularity of this computing model in academia and industry. The XtremWeb platform, when deployed over networks of common Dektop PCs, provides an efficient and cost effective solution to supply high computing power to a wide range of application domains : bioinformatics, molecular synthesis, high energy physics, numerical analysis and many more. At the same time, many researches around Xtremweb has explored new challenging issues of Desktop Grid : scheduling, security, communication integration in Grid, programing models and P2P architecture. XW'08 follows the first edition of the workshop, which took place in the very charming city of Hammamet in Tunisia. The first edition of the workshop (http://xwug.lri.fr/xw07/) brought together more than 40 attendees and featured 16 talks, one tutorial, one PhD session and one discussion panel.
The "2nd XtremWeb Workshop" will provide the opportunity to asses the state of art researches and development, large scale deployments and real-life applications. The workshop addresses not only users and developers of Xtremweb but also people interrested in Desktop Grid. The 2nd edition of XtremWeb Workshop will take place at Univeristy Paris XI, at Orsay near Paris. It is intended as a forum for the community to share experience acquired with XtremWeb, and discuss current and future developments.
In addition, the 2nd XtremWeb Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 1st EDGeS Users Forum and Industry Forum (http://edges-grid.eu). EDGeS - enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science - is a European project with the aim of creating an integrated Grid infrastructure across Europe that seamlessly integrates a variety of Desktop Grids wih EGEE type of service Grids.