Karel Vietsch passed away on 23 February 2014
A tutorial session
On the 31st March ITQB in Portugal will host the tutorial "Exploit the power of the European computer grid infrastructure for Structural Biology", which will provide a basic introduction to EGI grid technologies focussing on specific Structural Biology and Biophysics applications.
In our last post, we showed how to shrink VM image templates without altering the essential contents of the image. Today, we would like to show more about how to keep images small in the first place. Starting with the installation of the operating system within the image, via the selection of packages, the handling of data and the use of various storage types, we are going to show you the tools that are available to create minimal images.
The submission deadline for sessions, workshops and tutorials for the the EGI Community Forum 2014 is now extended to the 15th of January
Basic steps to make VM images more manageable
One of the goals of EGI mini project CloudCaps is to create howtos for user communities about image creation and avoiding common pitfalls. We are also very keen on performance optimization, which is why we looked into shrinking sizes of VM images before distributing them.
Managing authentication and authorization for virtual communities with a distributed service infrastructure
To enable easy access to the external services hosted by the project partners, WeNMR offers a Single Sign On solution to its Virtual Research Community users. To this end, a custom solution integrated into the Drupal content management system was developed for the Virtual Research Community gateway.
November 13th and 14th in Paris, France
The "SUCCES days", the third scientific French speaking meeting of France Grilles (www.france-grilles.fr) will take place in Paris (13 - 14 November). It is co organised with the "Groupe Calcul" and the coordination of the regional HPC competence centres in France. This event is dedicated to grid cloud and regional HPC centres users. The objectives of the talks and posters are to present and share scientific results and user experience gained with computing and data storage resources. Invited conferences and discussions will gather all disciplines communities around topics of shared interest such as security, big data or distributed computing in emerging countries.
All the event will be webcasted and available online. http://succes2013.sciencesconf.org/