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iSGTW Announcement - Florida International Grid School, 23-25 January, Miami, U.S.

Announcement - Florida International Grid School, 23-25 January, Miami, U.S.

Participants in the Florida International Grid School will learn how to use grids comprising thousands of processors, and will be able to continue to use these resources for their research after the course.
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Applications will soon open for the Florida International Grid School (FIGS’08), which will take place 23-25 January 2008 at Florida International University in Florida, U.S.

The intensive course will introduce the techniques of grid and distributed computing for science and engineering fields, with hands-on training in the use of large-scale grid computing resources.

The course introduces skills needed to conduct and support large-scale computation and data analysis in emerging grid and distributed computing environments.

The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of distributed computing concepts and tools
  • Wide-area high speed optical networking
  • Concepts, tools, and techniques of grid computing
  • Discovering and using grid resources
  • Grid scheduling and distributed data management
  • Web service and grid service concepts
  • Techniques for workflow and collaboration

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and professionals in engineering, computer science, or any scientific, data-or computing-intensive discipline may apply. 

Applicants should have at least intermediate programming skills (one to two semesters experience in C/C++, Java, Perl and/or Python) and hands-on experience with UNIX or Linux in a networked environment.

The workshop will focus on enabling the use of the Open Science Grid and TeraGrid cyberinfrastructures to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in various research fields.

For more information please .