Grid Colombia Workshop Organization



  • See the main workshop agenda in Indico system
  • Technical reference material needed for the workshop is located here

Background Information

Program overview

This workshop is the second part in a three phase program supporting the launch of Grid Colombia.
  • 2009-10-gc-over.ppt: Workshop preview presentation, 10/14/09
  • Phase I: preparations in advance of the in-person workshop
    • Overview presentation on October 9 (web conference)
    • Student and systems administrator background preparations
    • Institutional organizational activities
  • Phase II: workshop on scientific computing on Grids and Grid prototype building (this workshop)
  • Phase III: deployment of production facilities across multiple sites in Colombia

Phase II will take place over two weeks and will cover scientific computing on distributed, Grid-based platforms as well as Grid infrastructure building. The workshops will be held at Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. There will be a follow-on workshop focusing on production facilities at all of the participating sites as part of the Grid Colombia overall program of work.

  • October 20-23, 2009: Scientific Computing on Grids: Introductory Grid Computing Overviews and User Capabilities
  • October 26-30, 2009: Building Grid Infrastructure: Towards a National Colombian Science Grid

Goals of this workshop are to:

  • Introduce grid computing concepts from an end-user's perspective
  • Provide hands-on tutorials for end-user client tools
  • Introduce grid infrastructure building principles
  • Provide hands-on tutorials for compute and storage element installation

Adobe Connect Information

Campfire Chat


  • OSG infrastructure for the workshop is described here.
  • Workshop staff to-do list

Organizing committee

Part I: Scientific Computing on Grids

  • See the agenda in the Indico system.

Part II: Grid Infrastructure Building

Monday, Oct 26

The main objective of Monday is to introduce the program and its ultimate aims, and to focus on preliminary systems checkout and preparations.


  • Introductions & Welcome
  • Grid Colombia program overview
  • Discussion of specific workshop objectives:
    • building a local grid prototype
    • beyond the laboratory prototype - integrate a second site at Universidad de los Andes
    • validation, monitoring and operation
    • Preparing guides for post-workshop deployment at all participating Colombian sites


  • Preparing systems
    • Site planning and resource inventories
    • Platform checks - host operating system and configuration
    • Cluster management options & discussion
    • Network connectivity and measurement
    • Security - responsibilities & tools
    • User, host and service certificates

Tuesday, Oct 27

  • Condor batch system installation and use
  • Installing and validating a Compute Element (CE)
  • Installing and configuring a site level grid user management system (GUMS server)
  • Job submission challenge

Wednesday, Oct 28

  • Follow-up and troubleshooting services from previous day
  • Installing and validating a Storage Element (SE)
  • Data transfer challenge

Thursday, Oct 29

  • Installing central grid services (TBC)
  • Work sessions
  • Next steps for grid administrators
  • Course evaluation

Friday, Oct 30

  • Grid Colombia: project planning discussions
    • Deployment tasks and timelines
    • Central operational support structure
    • Building the Grid Colombia community of systems experts

-- RobGardner - 15 Oct 2009

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