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IDGF to teach Malaysian academics how to use Desktop Grid Computing and Applications

On June 11, 2012, Universiti Tekologi Petronas' HPC Service Center conducted a 1 day workshop on Desktop Grid Computing, provided by Dr. Robert Lovas & Mr. Farhan, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in conjuction with ICCIS 2012. The workshop focused mainly on BOINC and Desktop Grid applications. The workshop was aimed at providing the participants with a basic foundation in distributed application technologies in the areas of Engineering & Technology Desktop Grid Computing. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Anang Hudaya, Assistent Head of the HPC Service Center.  Dr.Robert Lovas held a brief introduction on Desktop Grid & Applications followed by a presentation of the Desktop Grid Development Methodology. After this introduction, the  participants were given practical guidance on how to install BOINC Client/Server & on how to connect to the HPC Boinc server,Application Porting & Bridging Desktop Grid by Dr. Farhan. In this way, the participants were taught how the BOINC system is running. At the end of the workshop a presentation certificate was handed to the participants by Dr. Robert Lovas.