4th Grids@work

Further to the success of the 3rd GRID Plugtests in 2006 (200 participants from many different countries), ERCIM, INRIA and ETSI decided to organize an enhanced event from 28 October to 2 November 2008, the IV GRID PlugtestsTM, Joint European Union/China GRID Days in Asia.

The Plugtests was composed of:

  • a series of conferences and tutorials: view the programme
  • a 4th GRID Plugtests, during which one competition will take place: the N-Queens Contest

This event took place on a Grid infrastructure with many different machines and protocols.

It was a GRID computing opportunity, which offers a model for solving massive computational problems using a large number of computers arranged as clusters, embedded in a distributed telecommunications infrastructure.

Goals of the event were:

  • Bring together Grid Researchers, Industrials and Users;
  • Learn through the Grid users experience about the future features needed for the Grid platform;
  • Learn how to best program Grid aware applications;
  • Get important feedback on the deployment and interoperability of Grid applications on various Grid

Researchers, engineers,Software- and Hardware vendors, service providers and end-users of various industrial fields were invited to this event.