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1 The EPIKH Project (Exchange Programme to advance e-Infrastructure Know-How) The EPIKH Project Roberto Barbera University of Catania and INFN EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting Cairo,

2 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Outline Background and concepts The EPIKH project The GILDA t-Infrastructure –Educational formats and services EPIKH training activities with GILDA Conclusions

3 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Computationally intensive research

4 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Computationally intensive research

5 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, e-Science Virtual Organisations Applications Data Instruments e-Infrastructure

6 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, World digital inclusion (www.maplecroft.com)

7 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The Global Network

8 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The Global Grid EELA OSG TeraGrid NAREGI EUMedGrid BalticGrid SEE-Grid EUIndiaGrid EUAsiaGrid EUChinaGrid DEISA EGEE

9 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The Triangle of Knowledge Research & Development Innovation Education & Training Building e-Infrastructures is a waste if we dont build, at the same time, their users. Along with e-Infrastructures, t-Infrastructures and training programmes are also needed. e-Infrastructure t-Infrastructure

10 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The EPIKH Project (www.epikh.eu) Exchange Programme to advance e-Infrastructure Know-How (EPIKH) –EU FP7- Marie Curie Actions – People - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Consortium numbers: –23 partners; –18 countries; –4 continents (Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe); –115 persons involved; –>650 researcher-months; –>500 secondments; Duration: March, 1, 2009 – February, 28, 2013 (48 months) EC contribution: 1,188,000

11 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The EPIKH Partners Partners in common with EUMEDGRID-Support

12 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The EPIKH goals Strategic aims: –Reinforce the impact of e-Infrastructures in scientific research defining and delivering stimulating programme of educational events, including Grid Schools and High Performance Computing courses; –Broaden the engagement in e-Science activities and collaborations both geographically and across disciplines. Specific actions: –Spreading the knowledge about the Grid Paradigm to all potential users: both system administrators and application developers through an extensive training programme; –Easing the access of the trained people to the e-Infrastructures existing in the areas of action of the project; –Fostering the establishment of scientific collaborations among the countries/continents involved in the project.

13 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, EPIKH secondments programme 1 st Phase: Non-EU EU (selected) Res. Programs 2 nd Phase: EU Non-EU Grid Schools (with 1 st phase tutors) Workshops

14 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, EPIKH Quality & Certification Programme All seconded people must be officially selected against their CVs; All Non-EUEU secondments must have a Research Program agreed between sending and accepting organisations; All secondments must have final reports both from the seconded person and the accepting organisation certificate –If both reports will be successfull the seconded person will be provided with an official certificate

15 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, EPIKH on the web wiki.epikh.eu documents.epikh.eu agenda.epikh.eu

16 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Grants and applications (wiki.epikh.eu) The call for applications is already open !

17 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, GILDA: the de facto standard EPIKH t-Infrastructure GILDA: Grid INFN Laboratory for Dissemination Activities https://gilda.ct.infn.it GILDA is a complete Grid production quality infrastructure fully devoted to demonstrate/disseminate Grid computing GILDA is an international effort funded by multiple sources GILDA is adopted by several Grid projects worldwide It runs the latest version of the gLite middleware and support other middleware such as Condor, Globus, OurGrid, UNICORE, etc. Using GILDA is free of charge

18 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The GILDA island on GridMap (gridmap.cern.ch/gm/#topo=gilda&layout=tc&vo=OPS&serv=Site&sitenames) GILDA sites are part of the EGEE production infrastructure and are monitored by the same tools

19 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, The GILDA formats and services (https://gilda.ct.infn.it) Training on Grid –Tutorial for Users –Tutorial for Site Admin –Grid Schools –Tutorial for Trainers/Customized events –University courses (Degree, Ms.C, Ph.D, etc.) –Training materials: Wiki pages, Printable Documentation, Demos, Videos, etc. Grid Application development –Support to Grid application development –Deployment of the applications into the GENIUS and P-GRADE grid portals –GILDA Ticketing support system Infrastructure –GILDA CA –GILDA VOMS –Creation of pilot test-beds: EELA, EUMED, EUCHINA, EUINDIA, SAGRID, etc. –Testing and development on new available gLite services –Dedicated Software repository/Virtual services (INFN Grid) –Monitoring (GStat, SAM, GridMap, etc. ) Remote site installation Successfully tested in Mexico and Malaysia Well do it in Cairo in May 2010 Remote site installation Successfully tested in Mexico and Malaysia Well do it in Cairo in May 2010

20 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Users assistance provided by GILDA Training material –Wiki page –Video tutorials –Step by step instructions GILDA Forge Support system

21 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, GILDA numbers so far >1000 users registered in the GILDA VO >14,000 certificates issued since More than 30% renewed at least once. >410 tutorials in 56 countries since Up to 6 at the same time!

22 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Grid Training done in Africa with GILDA (in the last 2 years) EELA-2 Grid tutorial Lilongwe (Malawi) – nd SAGrid Workshop & Tutorial Durban – HP/UNESCO/EGEE Grid tutorial Johannesburg – st SAGrid Workshop & Tutorial Cape Town – About 120 people trained on e-Infrastructure from Algeria, Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

23 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, EPIKH training activities with GILDA (1/2) 1-week tutorials for site administrators (with remote installations)

24 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Grid Schools 2 entire weeks devoted to applications gridification call for applications widely open Eight 1-month Grid & HPC schools and related thematic workshops foreseen in Africa in the period ! EPIKH training activities with GILDA (2/2)

25 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Applications virtuous cycle DisseminationTraining events Gridification Deployment on large Infrastructures and inclusion in the portfolio of demonstrative applications

26 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Examples of GILDA demonstrative applications RASTER-3D DEM-2-VRML GATE ASTRA

27 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, EPIKH and EUMEDGRID-Support EUMEDGRID-Support Applications Lifecycle EPIKH and EUMEDGRID-Support have 6 Partners in common

28 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Conclusions EUMEDGRID-Support scientific communities can greatly benefit from EPIKH and use GILDA to gridify and run applications of local interest; EPIKH can represents for young brilliant scientists and technologists a unique occasion to learn and adopt the Grid paradigm through stimulating research programmes; Thanks to EPIKH activities, EUMED Organisations can setup clones of GILDA locally to implement campus grids or even nation-wide e-infrastructures (good examples are already existing both in South Africa and Cuba); EPIKH/GILDA can offer free technical support for anyone willing to organize local training events on Grid computing: –It can be undergraduate courses, M.Sc. courses, Ph.D. curricula, tutorials, Grid Schools, etc.

29 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Thank you very much ! Any questions ?

30 Cairo, EUMEDGRID-Support Kick-off Meeting, Useful bookmarks EPIKH home page –http://www.epikh.eu GILDA home page –https://gilda.ct.infn.it GILDA Support System –http://gilda-support.ct.infn.it GILDA Form for tutorial bookings –http://gilda-support.ct.infn.it GILDA Repository of Training Material –https://grid.ct.infn.it/twiki/bin/view/GILDA/WebHome ICEAGE Library –http://www.iceage-eu.org/library GILDA Virtual Services –https://gilda.ct.infn.it/VirtualServices.html


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