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[Condor-users] Florida International Grid School (FIGS'08) -- Apply by Dec 10 !

Florida International Grid School (FIGS'08)  --  Apply by Dec 10 !

JOIN US for an exciting 3-day course in large-scale and high- performance grid computing to take place January 23-25, 2008, at Florida International University, Miami, FL.

This intensive course introduces the techniques of grid and distributed computing for science and engineering fields, with hands- on training in the use of large-scale grid computing resources. The course introduces skills that will be needed by researchers in the natural and applied sciences, engineering, and computer science to conduct and support large-scale computation and data analysis in emerging grid and distributed computing environments. The workshop will focus on enabling the use of Open Science Grid (OSG) and TeraGrid cyberinfrastructure to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in various research fields. Participants will learn how to use grids of thousands of processors and will be able to continue to use these resources for their research after the course.

The workshop will cover:

* Overview of distributed computing concepts and tools
* Wide-area high speed optical networking
* Concepts, tools, and techniques of grid computing
* Discovering and using grid resources
* Grid scheduling and distributed data management
* Web service and grid service concepts
* Techniques for workflow and collaboration

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and professionals in engineering, computer science, or any scientific, data-or computing-intensive discipline may apply. Applicants should have at least intermediate programming skills (one to two semesters experience in C/C++, Java, Perl, and/or Python) and hands-on experience with UNIX / Linux in a networked environment.

*Important Dates:*

Application Deadline: Dec 10.
Notification of Acceptance will be sent by Dec 20.
Registration Deadline: Jan 10.

Application form can be found at: www.ci.uchicago.edu/figs08

For information on FIGS'08 please visit www.opensciencegrid.org/ workshop or
send a message to figs08@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx