Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Dr. Harald Kornmayer
(NEC Laboratories Europe)

g-Eclipse - Easy Access to the Grid

Wed 16.01.2008, 12:00, 60 minutes


Grids are infrastructures built to solve complex computational problems in dynamic collaborations by connecting computing and storage resources by fast networks. These infrastructures are becoming the backbone in many science and research areas. At the same time, the commercial application of Grid technologies has led to new categories of offerings (e.g. on-demand computing) and are likely to play an important role in the software as a service landscape. However, the complexity of Grid infrastructures is often discouraging to new and inexperienced users and impedes the use of Grid technologies in new application domains. The g-Eclipse project - both a Eclipse technology project and an European funded research project - is therefore building an integrated workbench framework to access the power of existing Grid infrastructures, based on top of the reliable ecosystem of the Eclipse community to enable a sustainable development. The g-Eclipse team develops a middleware independent platform by providing extension points to connect to different Grid infrastructures. The talk will give a brief introduction in the domain of Grid computing - both in science and business - and the general use cases for users of Grid infrastructures. The demo part of the talk will present the creation of a Grid project using an existing infrastructure, the seamless access to data storage resources and the easy submission of computational jobs to the Grid.


Dr. Harald Kornmayer is senior researcher at the IT Division of NEC Laboratories Europe Ltd, located in St. Augustin in Germany. His interests are distributed systems and Grid technologies. Before, he worked in astro particle physics for different scientific experiments, followed by an involvement in an international bank to develop a market risk system based on J2EE. He was/is involved in different national and international Grid Projects. Since July 2006 he has been scientific coordinator for the EC funded project g-Eclipse. Since autumn 2006 he is the project lead of the Eclipse Incubator Project g-Eclipse.
Invited by o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jens Volkert

The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).
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