15-16 December 2011

GARUDA is India’s first national grid computing initiative, bringing together academic, scientific and research communities for developing their data and compute intensive application with guaranteed quality-of-service. Funded by Department of Information Technology, GARUDA aims to provide e-Infrastructure for technological advances required to enable data and compute intensive science for the 21st century. GARUDA grid is an aggregation of resources comprising of computational nodes, mass storage and scientific instruments and hosts scientific application through the National Knowledge Network (NKN).The NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-India network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all knowledge related institutions in the country.

In order to initiate and orient the potential users to using the GARUDA grid, a two-day workshop on GARUDA – tilted GARUDA Boot Camp (GBC) is being organized at VECC, Kolkata during December 15 and 16, 2011 (Thursday and Friday) jointly by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Bangalore and VECC, Kolkata. The workshop agenda includes presentations and hands-on sessions. Various topics like High Performance Computing (HPC) and Grid concepts, GARUDA Grid overview, Grid Security & Indian Grid Certification Authority (IGCA), Grid Access Methods & Tools, Utility Services, Application enablement on grid will be presented. This Boot Camp is specifically targeted for Application Developers and Grid users (both beginners and advanced users). After attending this boot camp, users should be able to port and run their codes on the GARUDA grid distributed resources.

Members of the scientific community who wish to exploit the GARUDA resources to develop/run/deploy their compute/data-intensive applications are particularly encouraged to participate in the workshop. Intending participants from Institutions other than VECC are requested to visit http://www.garudaindia.in/ for registration details.

Dates: from 15 December 2011 09:30 to 16 December 2011 17:00