This tutorial is part of the EGI Community Forum 2014 (Helsinki, 19-23 May)
This session provides introduction to the concepts of grid and cloud-based distributed computing, and to the architecture, components and user-facing services of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). The tutorials will consists of short talks and demonstrations introducing the following topics:
Giuseppe La Rocca (INFN), Marios Chatziangelou (IASA), Nuno Ferreira (EGI.eu), Salvatore Pinto (EGI.eu).
Who should attend?
The session will be an introduction to EGI for new members of the community, and demonstrate the value of EGI for data- and compute-intensive e-Science projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to become familiar with the structure and components of the European Grid and how these can advance e-Science applications.
Prerequisites (what should I know beforehand?)
The session assumes basic understanding of knowledge of distributed computing, but does not require any knowledge of EGI.
What do I need to bring?
The course will consist of short (10-15') presentations and demos. Attendees can bring their laptops to follow some of the presented content, but this is optional.
The tutorial will be web-streamed live via AdobeConnect. Due to a packed tutorial session, we do not foresee to open the audio channel for online participants. If you wish to ask questions, you can do so using the text chat feature. Please indicate who your question is for, and will make sure that an answer will be provided during the live tutorial or afterwords.
If you experience difficulties accessing the web-stream, the session will be recorded and disseminated afterwords.