|Wednesday, March 4|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
Novel Services and Technologies
There is a lot of interest in exploring the use of the emerging services, cloud provisioning models and virtualization technologies within Grid infrastructures. Cloud providers of elastic capacity could be used to scale-out a Grid site in order to meet fluctuating demands or to fast provision a virtualized Grid site. Virtualization technologies provide several benefits for Grid site maintenance, operation and use, such as reduction of gridification cycles, fault tolerance, easier middleware deployment, performance partitioning, easy support for different VOs. Finally, the optimization of typical Grid services would considerably improve the performance of the infrastructure.
The session agenda reflects topics on the integration of novel services and technologies into EGEE. The first talk shows how to achieve high availability of critical EGEE site services using virtualization. The aim of the second talk is to describe challenges raised in the deployment of a Grid site in the Cloud, addressing security and operational policies. Finally, the last talk describes the incorporation of caching mechanisms in DBII and its benefits in terms of bandwidth and performance.
11:00 - 11:25 "A new approach to High Availability" - Dr. Federico CALZOLARI (Scuola Normale Superiore - INFN Pisa)
11:25 - 11:50 "Operating a Grid Site in the Cloud" - Dr. Charles LOOMIS (CNRS/LAL)
11:50 - 12:15 "A performance Aware BDII Model" - Mr. Asif OSMAN (National Centre for Physics)