Grid conference in Dubna to host Desktop Grid tutorial

The largest Russian grid event International Conference "Distributed Computing and Grid-technologies in Science and Education" will be held at the Laboratory of Information Technologies (LIT) of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) on 16-21 July, 2012. The conference takes place in Dubna - a quiet and picturesque town near Moscow standing on the Volga river.

The conference will cover following topics :

* Experience accumulated on the implementation and exploitation of grid infrastructures;
* Methods and technologies of distributed computing, architecture topics;
* Network infrastructure for distributed data processing and storage;
* Algorithms and methods of solving applied problems in distributed computing environments;
* Theory, modeling, and methods of distributed data processing;
* Distributed information systems: implementation technologies and usage;
* Cloud computing and consolidation of the distributed resources;
* Grid-applications in science (high-energy physics, computational chemistry, biology and biomedicine, Earth science, economics, etc.);
* Education in the field of distributed computing and Grid technologies.

The conference will have the special Desktop Grid track devoted to the end of the DEGISCO project and Desktop Grid tutorial. More information on abstract submission, visas, travel and accommodation is available from the conference web-site:


The FP7 EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids (including EGEE, SEE-GRID, etc. with about 150.000 processors) based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology. The main aim of the DEGISCO project is the further extension of the European DCI infrastructure that is already interconnected by EDGeS to International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) in strong collaboration with on the one hand local partners in ICPC countries and on the other hand European e-Infrastructure experts (including 3G Bridge know-how) and thus, reinforce the global relevance and impact of European distributed infrastructures. The dissemination and training activities promote via various channels such interoperation between Desktop Grid and Service Grid infrastructures on a global scale, which leads to more awareness under the general public of computational science and distributed computing co-funded by the EC. As a result more citizens, students, and companies are expected to donate resources to scientific purposes. As part of these activities the International Desktop Grid Federation is operated allowing for effective exchange of information through participation.

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DEGISCO supports the International Desktop Grid Federation. IDGF brings together Desktop Grid operators, developers, organisations and companies working with Desktop Grids and intergration with other infrastructures through EDGeS Bridge Technology.


DEGISCO is a project managed by the DEGISCO consortium.

DEGISCO is supported by the FP7 Capacities Programme under grant agreement nr RI-261561.

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