The second OSDC PIRE workshop will be held in the Informatics Forum from 17 to 21 June 2013. Applications are invited from researchers in the SICSA member institutions www.sicsa.ac.uk/home as a result of sponsorship from SICSA and CISA www.cisa.inf.ed.ac.uk. The first ten suitable applicants to register at osdc-pire-edinburgh2013.eventbrite.com will be accepted.
We are delighted to welcome Sandra back, some of you may remember her previous visits from the University of Tübingen, where she recently defended her PhD. We all congratulate her on that well deserved success. Her email address remains, firstname.lastname@example.org. She can be found in room IF5.22. We will be working together on a graphical editor for DISPEL that also forms a proof-of-concept for a really versatile web-based generic workflow editor.
Drs Andre Luckow and Shantenu Jha from Rutgers University
This will be a talk in two parts: In the first part, we will motivate via a series of applications the concept of a scalable and general-purpose Pilot-Job. We will discuss the P* Model of Pilot-Jobs and present BigJob a SAGA-based Pilot-Job. In the second part of the talk, we focus on extension of the Pilot-Job concept to the challenge of "Big Data". Science that involves and depends upon large amounts of data, also requires overcoming various challenges, including managing large-scale data distribution and co-placement/scheduling with computing resources.
This presentation's focus is on the computer science research performed at the National e-Science Centre as part of the University of Edinburg and the University of Glasgow. Another submission reports on the community support offered by the National e-Science Centre.
The National e-Science Centre’s research (NeSC) consists of a research group in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a research group in Information Services at the University of Glasgow. They were awarded an EPSRC platform grant in 2008.
To support e-Science at the National e Science Centre (NeSC) at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The platform grant will underpin our user-support and research strategy. It will deliver a research platform for NeSC's large user community who apply e-Science and will be a platform for NeSC's own research into how to do a better job of meeting the diversity of our users' requirements. The detailed objectives are: