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Holding slide prior to starting show. Education,Training & Awareness Raising at Welsh e-Science Centre John Oliver – Commercial Coordinator.

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1 Holding slide prior to starting show

2 Education,Training & Awareness Raising at Welsh e-Science Centre John Oliver – Commercial Coordinator

3 Introduction Welsh e-Science Centre Mission/Role Role of Commercial Coordinator WeSC Marketing Strategy Training Course Portfolio Awareness Raising Activities Future Plans Summary

4 Welsh e-Science Centre Mission To promote e-Science research and development in a broad area encompassing Wales To encourage the exploitation of e-Science ICT technologies To pursue research focusing in the following areas: –data and knowledge management and interoperation of heterogeneous distributed information resources. –problem-solving environments for scientific and engineering applications. –distributed visualization for immersive and collaborative applications.

5 Role in practice Infrastructure Provision –UK e-Science Grid, Welsh BioGrid, Computational Electromagnetics Grid Research & Technology Development –Middleware –Application exemplars Outreach –Awareness –Collaborative research –Technology transfer

6 Outreach – Commercial Coordinator Liaise extensively with companies in Wales Promote activities of WeSC & Grid technologies to academia & commerce to encourage: - take up & use of Grid - collaborative research - technology transfer John Oliver

7 WeSC Marketing Strategy Markets identified: Academia – HEIs FEIs Research Institutes, Techniums Commercial/Industrial – Large, UK,Multinational, SMEs Innovation & Entrepreneurship – VCs, Techniums,RDAs, Business Angels, VC advisors

8 WeSC Marketing Plan - Mechanisms - specialist topics - run by WeSC technology specialists - to transfer necessary technical skills to partners TRAINING COURSES

9 WeSC Marketing Plan - Mechanisms - bi-monthy - by invitation - aimed at commerce and academia - overviews of e-Science/WeSC - live demonstrations - major vendor input - networking AWARENESS EVENTS

10 WeSC Marketing Plan - Mechanisms - provide speakers for Grid topics - furnish an exhibtion stand - live demonstrations of technology - promotional literature/materials EXHIBITIONS/TRADE SHOWS

11 WeSC Training Portfolio 8 Courses currently, grouped: Service Oriented Computing – OR & CH Visualization – IN HPC – RP Grid - JG

12 Training Portfolio Dr Omer Rana Autonomic Computing Mobile Access to Grid Infrastructure Service Oriented Computing

13 Training Portfolio Autonomic Computing ½ day covering Autonomic Computing vision from IBM Mobile Access to Grid Infrastructure ½ day introducing emergence of dynamic networks, their applications, types & architectures Service Oriented Computing ½ day introducing SOC and how the approach may be useful to construct service oriented Grids

14 Training Portfolio Dr Yan Huang Jini Technology in building a service oriented Grid System - 2 ½ hours - introduces Jini network technology and Web services. Describes a service oriented Grid system based on both technologies

15 Training Portfolio Dr Ieuan Nicholas Introduction to Immersive Visualisation - ½ day - A practical guide to rules governing effective visualization and use of tools at WeSC including demonstrations

16 Training Portfolio Dr Roger Philp Fortran 90 Workshop High Performance Computing with MPI Workshop

17 Training Portfolio Fortran 90 Workshop – 2 days Intended for those seeking to gain experience in Fortran 90 Includes lectures and lab sessions with traing examples & exercises High Performance Computing with MPI Workshop - 2 days To gain experience in HPC and Parallel Computing as well as MPI, HPC platforms, tools & build systems

18 Training Portfolio Jonathan Giddy Grid Programming using Globus & Java - 2 days - Intro to Grid Computing & Globus - Globus Architecture - Getting Started with Globus - Globus components - Exposed functionality - Underlying Technology - Practical use

19 e-Science & Grid Awareness AWARENESS EVENTS e-Science Overview Commercial Benefits Role of WeSC Live demonstrations e-Science product vendor offerings THEMES 6 – Knowledge = Power – Cardiff 1 – UWCM – Medicine & Healthcare 1 – Swansea – Visualization 1 – Bangor – Knowledge Sharing

20 Exhibtions/Trade Shows 4th Teleregions Conference – Cardiff March 2003 Tomorrows Wales – Llandudno Nov 2003 The Future Show – Newport Dec 2003 Wrexham Science Festival March 2004 Technology Wales 2004 – Newport May 2004

21 Other Events Cardiff University – Innovation Marketplace WDA International Workshop – Apr 04 Viznet Wales Event – Sept 04 WIS Trailer Events

22 Marketing Collateral Brochures WeSC Computing on Demand Globus Research Review Project Case Studies Project Poster handouts WeSC Newsletter Display & promotional WeSC Pens WeSC Coffee Mugs Popup display Straplines Grid -the next generation Internet The Internet Bytes Back

23 Future Plans Condor Pool Training Course – JG Training courses as a source of revenue Awareness raising - new themes How to get started on the Grid, Collaborative Working Increased use of Access Grid as a promotional tool

24 Summary Welsh e-Science Centre Mission/Role Role of Commercial Coordinator WeSC Marketing Strategy Training Course Portfolio Awareness Raising Activities Future Plans Summary

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