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New Mexico Grid School

April 8-10, 2009 at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Please do not forget to bring your laptop with you for MeGS09!

Do you have a project that takes too long when running on a single processor ?
Do you deal with large amounts of data from simulations or experiments ?
Would you like to learn about opportunistic usage and storage ?

This course might have the answers you need.

The Open Science Grid (OSG), the TeraGrid and the Computation Institute of The University of Chicago present a three day intensive course in grid computing and its applications to scientific discovery.

The course introduces the techniques of grid and distributed computing for science and engineering fields, with hands-on training in the use of national grid computing resources. The workshop introduces essential 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.

School participants will work with grid computing experts during the 3-day training. The workshop will focus on enabling the use of the national cyberinfrastructure -The Open Science Grid and TeraGrid- to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in your research field. Participants will learn to use grids of thousands of processors and will be able to continue to use these resources for their research after the class. We encourage you to bring your research project to us for suggestions and help in porting your application to the grid. We would like to offer you support in transitioning your application to this platform.


  • Overview of distributed computing concepts and tools
  • Concepts, tools, and techniques of grid computing
  • Discovering and using grid resources
  • Grid scheduling and distributed data management
  • Techniques for workflow and collaboration


Grid school programme


How To Apply : Application now OPEN

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and professionals in engineering, computer science, or any scientific, data- or computing-intensive discipline may apply.

Prerequisites. Knowledge of Unix is preffered, but we encourage non-Unix users to attend.

Registration Deadline: March 21 2009 >>> Fill out the application form >>>


The workshop will be FREE to all categories of participants.

Full-time students and qualified individuals from outside the Albuquerque area who seek travel and expense support should indicate their need in the application. A limited amount of such support may be available for transportation and lodging. We expect that most non-student participants will be from the neighboring states and/or have other means of support for the duration of the workshop.


The workshop will be held Wed-Fri, April 8-10 at the Center for High Performance Computer (CHPC) of University of New Mexico. We will meet in the Arts Lab's "Black Box" Space ( see map).

Transportation and Directions

The closest airport is Albuquerque International Sunport in Albuquerque, the capital of New Mexico. For details on the campus and the CHPC (workshop location) please see the visitor's information pages.


The CHPC has a parking lot located on the NW corner of Ash St. and Central Ave. which is just west of the CHPC building. The participants can park anywhere except for the spaces with the green parking bumpers. After they park, they need to come to the CHPC front desk to get a parking permit from either Erica or Julie which they can put on the driver side of their dash boards

They should not park on Pine St. or in the UNM Parking Services parking lot. UNM Parking is very strict and they will get a ticket.


The campus is situated in the proximity of the airport and therefore many lodging options are available at reasonable rates. We have chosen the Fairfield Inn Airport (standard rate is $80/night for 1 king or 2 doubles) as the designated hotel for the workshop participants.


The workshop is supported by the Open Science Grid, a national project funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

Contact us

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-- AlinaBejan? - 07 Mar 2009

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