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Grid Computing

No. Type ECTS Time Room Lecturer
366.851 VO 3 Mo. 13:45-15:15
K 269D
366.853 UE 1.5 Mo. 15:30-16:15
K 269D
366.854 UE 1.5 Mo. 16:15-17:00 K 269D


Paul Heinzlreiter

Sylva Girtelschmid


The lecture will start on 5.10.2009.

Introduction to the practical session will take place during the lecture time - i.e. there will be no practical session on the first day.

Next Exam (last one for this semester):

10:15 - 11:45
HS 7

Please register within the KUSSS system.

Results of the exam from 25.1.2010

Results of the exam from 2.3.2010

Results of the exam from 14.4.2010


This lecture will provide an overview of Grid Computing, including application areas, methods applied, as well as grid middleware implementations and functionality.

During the exercises students will work with grid middleware and grid-based software including relevant aspects of software development.

Material for Download

Date Lecture Slides
5.10. Vorbesprechung,
General Information, Assignment 1,
Paper for Exercise 1
12.10. Sicherheit
RSA, Assignment 2
19.10. Einführung 1
X.509, Assignment 3, testFiles
9.11. Globus Toolkit 2
MyProxy-CoGKit, before Assignment 4,
Groups, Certificates, Assignment 4
16.11. Einführung 2
Review: assignment 3
Q&A: assignment 4
Please note mailing list entries!
23.11. Web Services, gLite
Web Services
30.11. Unicore, Arc
gLite Tutorial - group 1
Tutorial slides, Tutorial files
Setup for Assignment 5, Assignment 5
Late submissions of Assignment 4
Standardisierung, Anwendungen,
gLite Tutorial - group 2
Due date for Assignment 5: 9.12.
(Read the 'Submission Rules'
entry in the mailing list!)
14.12. P-GRADE Portal - all groups - SLIDES
Presented by Dr. Jozsef Kovacs
from Hungarian Academy of Sciences
P-GRADE Portal hands on - group 1
(Dr. J. Kovacs)
Assignment 6, Assignment 7
11. 1.
Cloud Computing
PGRADE Portal hands on - group 2
18. 1.
Service-Oriented Architectures
PGRADE Portal hands on - group 3
25. 1.
Final Exam (see above)
no class

Relevant Publications

  • Ian Foster, Carl Kesselman, Steven Tuecke: The Anatomy of the Grid, Intl. Journal of Supercomputer Applications, 15(3), 2001 (pdf)
  • Ian Foster: What is the Grid? A Three Point Checklist, GRIDToday, July 20, 2002 (pdf)
  • I. Foster, C. Kesselman: The Globus Project: A Status Report, Proc. IPPS/SPDP '98 Heterogeneous Computing Workshop, 1998 (pdf)
  • I. Foster, C. Kesselman: Globus: A Metacomputing Infrastructure Toolkit, Intl. Journal of Supercomputer Applications, 11(2), 1997 (pdf)
  • I. Foster, C. Kesselman, G. Tsudik, S. Tuecke: A Security Architecture for Computational Grids, Proc. 5th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security Conference, 1998 (pdf)
  • I. Foster: Globus Toolkit Version 4: Software for Service-Oriented Systems, IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, 2006 (pdf)
  • I. Foster, C. Kesselman, J. Nick, S. Tuecke: The Physiology of the Grid: An Open Grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration, Open Grid Service Infrastructure WG, Global Grid Forum, 2002 (pdf)
  • E. Laure et al.: Programming the Grid with gLite, Computational Methods in Science and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006 (pdf)
  • D.W. Erwin: UNICORE - A Grid Computing Environment, Concurrency: Practice and Experience, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2002 (pdf)
  • P. Eerola et al.: The NorduGrid Architecture and Tools, Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, March 2003 (pdf)
  • R. Buyya et al.: Cloud Computing and Emerging IT Platforms: Vision, Hype, and Reality for Delivering Computing as the 5th Utility, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 25, No. 6, June 2009 (pdf)
  • J. Dean, S. Ghemawat: MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2008 (pdf)
  • M.P. Papazoglou, W.-J. van den Heuvel: Service-Oriented Architectures: Approaches, Technologies and Research Issues, VLDB Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, July 2007 (pdf)



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