Grid computing enables organisations to share computational and data resources and to access these resources on-demand. As a result, utilisation of the Grid implies innovative yet efficient use of common resources, resulting in potentially massive cost savings, or improved organisational effectiveness.
Unfortunately, cumbersome command line interfaces of current production Grids scare away majority of e-Scientists. Moreover, exaggerated usage of low-level commands definitely sets back the adaptation of Grid technologies in industry.
This half-day course introduces the P-GRADE Portal, a generic high-level graphical interface, successfully used by numerous e-Science projects for application development. P-GRADE Grid Portal enables the creation, execution and monitoring of data-driven computational workflows in Grid environments by high-level intuitive graphical interfaces.
The course is a perfect forum to learn the concept and usage of the P-GRADE Portal. A lecture will explain how to use the portal on EGEE, the largest production Grid infrastructure, while participants can gain hands-on experience during the practical session.