European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) 2015

May 17 – 21, 2015 (All Day)
  • ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

We're excited to join our European colleagues at the European Globus Community Forum (EGCF), which is co-located with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) 2015 conference. The EGCF annual event provides a unique opportunity for Globus users Europe to familiarize themselves with recent developments and to introduce and discuss their work, challenges, solutions, and best practices within a community atmosphere. The event also gives participants the chance to provide feedback on Globus technologies, as well as present any Globus requirements they may have for their research.

Globus Updates

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 1:40-2:30p.m., Room B104

The past year has seen Globus reach some significant milestones, both in terms of new product capabilities and with respect to sustainability. Vas will review product and business model highlights, and demonstrate newly released system administration, data publication and discovery functionality.

Jetstream: A self-provisioned, scalable science and engineering cloud environment

Friday, May 22, 2015 | 9:30-9:50a.m., Room B104

Jetstream is the first cloud resource funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide general purpose, cloud computing resources across all supported science and engineering domains. It is designed to address the scalable computation needs of researchers who do not fit the traditional high performance computing (HPC) or high throughput computing (HTC) model for which existing NSF and other federally-funded resources are optimized. Jetstream will be a configurable large-scale cloud computing resource that leverages both on-demand and persistent virtual machine technology to support a much wider array of software environments and services than current NSF resources can accommodate. This presentation will describe the Jetstream hardware configuration and software environment, as well as the specific community use cases driving the need for such a resource.