|CCT Colloquium Series|
|Building and Operating Grid Infrastructures for e-Science, Lessons Learned and Recommendations|
|Wolfgang Gentzsch, Duke University|
|RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, and D-Grid Initiative|
|Johnston Hall 338
April 11, 2008 - 11:30 am
After almost a decade of research and development in the field of grid technology, it is still challenging to design, build, and operate large-scale grid infrastructures for science and industry. Therefore, we have analyzed several major grid infrastructure projects around the world, such as TeraGrid in the US, NAREGI in Japan, the e-Science Initiative in the UK, and DEISA and EGEE in Europe, for the purpose of extracting lessons learned and valuable recommendations which have been useful for us while designing, building, and operating our own German D-Grid infrastructure and user and provider communities. This lecture will present the findings combined with our own lessons learned. A list of recommendations for those interested in building similar e-infrastructures will conclude the presentation.
Wolfgang Gentzsch is adjunct professor of computer science at Duke University in Durham, and visiting scientist at RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, both in North Carolina. He is also a consultant for the German D-Grid Initiative. Recently, he was Vice Chair of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group; Area Director of Major Grid Projects of the Open Grid Forum Steering Group; and he is a member of the US President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST-NIT). Before, he was Managing Director of MCNC Grid and Data Center Services in North Carolina; Sun's Senior Director of Grid Computing in Menlo Park, CA; President, CEO, and CTO of start-up companies Genias and Gridware, and professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany. Wolfgang Gentzsch studied mathematics and physics at the Technical Universities in Aachen and Darmstadt, Germany.