The 2008 International Conference on High performance Computing & Simulation
June 3 - 6, 2008, Nicosia, Cyprus
e-Science Applications on Grids – The DEISA Success Story
DEISA, Duke University, RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC
Chapel Hill, USA
This presentation addresses the state-of-the-art in applications running on distributed, high performance and large scale computing Grids like DEISA, NAREGI, and TeraGrid. We will look into application modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact on science. We will present selected compute and data intensive applications which have been ported to Grids recently, especially to the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA) which connects the 11 most powerful supercomputers in Europe into a supercomputing grid offering seamless, transparent and remote access to supercomputing cycles to every scientist in Europe. The presentation will include lessons learned and recommendations, and tries to answer specific questions like: Why do we need Grids and for which applications? Especially which applications benefit from Grids ? What are some of the success stories so far ? What are the benefits of Grids compared with monolithic HPC systems ? How to port and/or develop applications for Grids ?