Technical meeting Technical meeting

IDGF technical member meeting

Date : September 24, 2014

The 50 organisations and 250 individuals who are member of the International Desktop Grid Federation, hardly get an opportunity to meet other members and discuss common issues and opportunities. This first, large member meeting will be organised around common topics of interest that will be introduced and then discussed. At the end of the day the members will leave with a lot of exciting new ideas for their own infrastructure and donors.

Programme Programme

The IDGF technical meeting will concentrate on topics that are of direct interest to the member organisations of IDGF, especially those who operate Desktop Grids or Crowd Computing as we call it today.

This year we will focus on 3 themes for Desktop Grid/Crowd computing operators:


1. Financial aspects
Financing crowd computing based on volunteers
Getting commercial
Project funding opportunities and experiences on European and national level
Green IT aspects

2. Managing and operations
Staffing over a longer period
Is there an opportunity for IDGF certified software releases?
Middleware options
Integration into bigger e-infrastructures, the EGI example
Green IT aspects

3. Communication, especially with citizens
Experiences with getting and keeping new volunteers
Communication tools
Working together with Crowd sourcing projects & e-infrastructures
Green IT aspects

Programme:

9:00     Welcome & Introduction
9:15     Morning keynote
Robert Lovas, Secretary International Desktop Grid Federation

Keynote:The International Desktop Grid Federation, Robert Lovas, Secretary IDGF from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

9:45     Coffee

 

10:15     Theme: Financial aspects

Chair: Robert Lovas, SZTAKI & IDGF
10:15    Introduction by the chair

10:30    Project opportunities in H2020 - Overview. Gabor Terstyanszky, University of Westminster
11:00    Case study from the South-East Asian Chapter. Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi, Perdana University - Centre for Bioinformatics - remote presentation

Case study from the South-East Asian Chapter Remote Presentation Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi, Perdana University from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

11:30    Case study from the Dutch Chapter. Adam Belloum, University of Amsterdam
12:00    Case study from the Russian Chapter. Mikhail Posypkin, Institute for Information Transmission  Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kharkevich Institute) - remote presentation

Case study from the Russian Chapter, Mikhail Posypkin, ISA RAS from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

12:30    A pay-per-use model from UK chapter. Mark McAndrew, Charity Engine

 

A pay-per-use model from the UK chapter, Mark McAndrew, Charity Engine from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

13:00 Discussion and session wrap-up


13.15  Lunch

14:00   Theme: Managing and operations
Chair: Jozsef Kovacs, SZTAKI & IDGF-SP

14:00    Introduction by the chair

Theme: managing and operations - Introduction, Jozsef Kovacs, MTA SZTAKI from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

14:15    Security in BOINC Crowd computing, Alyssa Milburn, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Security in BOINC Crowd computing, Alyssa Milburn, Leiden University from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

14:45    Local Desktop Grid management experiences, Hannu Visti, University of Westminster

Local Desktop Grid management experiences, Hannu Visti, University of Westminster from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

15:15    Rechenkraft, Uwe Beckert, Rechenkraft.

Report from Germany: Rechenkraft, Uwe Beckert, Rechenkraft.net e.V from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

15:45    SZTAKI Desktop Grid, Attila Csaba

SZTAKI Desktop Grid, Attila Csaba from Desktop Grid Federation on Vimeo.

16:15    Discussion and session wrap up

 

16:30    Tea break

17:00    Theme: Communication, especially with citizens (Communicating Crowd Computing)

Chair: Ad Emmen AlmereGrid & IDGF

17:00    Introduction by the chair
17:15    Direct Involvement in Science by Drift from Volunteer Computing to Volunteer Measurements,
             Yuri Gordienko, G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine
             remote presentation
17:45    Discussion and session wrap up


18:00    Member meeting IDGF


18:30    Reception