Thursday, April 15, 2010

What is important for you this week? (Attendees comments part III)

“The most interesting thing for me this week was the session on novel technologies, and how people are coupling cloud computing and grid computing. This is one of our research areas, so this session was important for me,” Francisco Brasileiro Francisco Brasileiro, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil

“I'm here to present the project 'On demand Grid services for high education and training in Earth observation,' funded by the European Space Agency, we are in the final stages of the project. We're taking this opportunity to target the user community interested in earth observation, for monitoring environmental problems. For us, this is one of the most important events where we can meet both users and developers,” Dana Petcu, from West University of Timisoara, Romania.

“Three things. The most important thing I want to get out of this week is to understand how the transition from the current infrastructure to the EGI infrastructure and the EMI software providers will work. The second thing I'm looking to see is how emerging technologies like clouds will impact the infrastructure. The third thing I want to understand is which new user communities really depend on the infrastructure because up till now I was only aware of the high-energy physics community really depending on it—as in having no other resource,” Markus Schulz, EGEE.

“There are a few reasons why this week is important to us, first we are sharing our work with our colleagues. We are also observing the work of our colleagues, the progress, the solutions to common problems and then also to see where we going. Whether we are going in to a bright future or whether we are going in to a wall. It seems the truth is somewhere in the middle,” Andrei Tsaregorodtsev, Marseilles Centre for Particle Physics.

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