Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Dr. Erwin Laure, CERN

EGEE: Providing a Production Grid Infrastructure for Collaborative Science

Mon 31.03.2008, 10:15, 60 minutes


EGEE (Enabling Grids for eScience) operates a large scale production Grid infrastructure federating over 250 sites from 48 countries world-wide providing over 45000 CPUs and about 15 PB of disk storage to a wide variety of scientific applications. In this talk we review the challenges and successes of EGEE in building, operating, and evolving the Grid infrastructure and highlight a few example applications. In the second half of this talk we will discuss future directons of Grids in Europe, in particular how National Grid Infrastructures will pave the way to the sustainable provision of production Grids.


Dr. Erwin Laure is the Technical Director of the EU funded project - Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE) - working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). After joining CERN in 2002 he worked on data management issues within the EU DataGrid (EDG) project, became the Technical Coordinator of EDG, and coordinated the middleware re-engineering activities in the first phase of EGEE. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include grid computing with a focus on data management in grid environments as well as programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing.
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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