CrossGrid aims to develop
new Grid services and tools for interactive compute- and data-intensive
applications like the biomedical simulation and visualization for vascular
surgical procedures, the flooding crisis team decision support system,
distributed data analysis in high energy physics and air pollution
combined with weather forecasting.
The development of these interactive grid applications is facilitated by
the tool environment: the MPI verification tool, the benchmarking suite
combined with the performance prediction tool and the G-PM tool that uses
the on-line grid application monitoring system OCM-G to help measure and
analyze the performance of Grid applications.
The CrossGrid software is based on the Globus Toolkit and the EU DataGrid
components. The new Grid services that are developed within the Project
include the portal and Migrating Desktop user environment, the scheduling
support for MPI applications on the Grid, the monitoring systems: OCM-G
for applications and SANTA-G with JIMS for infrastructure, and
optimization of data access.
The CrossGrid tutorial comprises presentations and training exercises prepared in order to
familiarize the user with the area of Grid computing, being researched by
the CrossGrid project. The tools aimed at both users and Grid application
developers are presented. The exercises cover many subjects, from
user-friendly utilities for handling Grid jobs, through interactive
monitoring of applications and infrastructure, to data access optimization