Tuskegee Grid School

The Tuskegee Grid School will take place February 6-8 2008 at the Tuskegee University - Tuskegee, AL.

Workshop Schedule


This intensive workshop 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.

Workshop participants will work with some of the world's leading experts in grid computing. The workshop will focus on enabling the use of the national cyberinfrastructure - Open Science Grid and Tera Grid - to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in the your field of research. 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 workshop.

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 Deadlines:

Deadline for Applications: Jan 15 How to Apply
Acceptance and Financial Support Notification: Jan 25
Deadline for registration and hotel booking: Jan 26

Useful links:


Welcome to the web site of the 2008 Tuskegee Grid School. The Open Science grid (OSG), the TeraGrid, together with the Department of Computer Science at the Tuskegee University, the Computation Institute of The University of Chicago present a three day workshop program in grid computing and its application to scientific data analysis.

Aim and Purpose

The aim of the workshop is to give the students a basic foundation in distributed computing, and valuable hands-on training in computing techniques. The workshop introduces essential skills that will be needed by students in the natural and applied sciences, engineering, and computer science to conduct and support scientific analysis in the emerging grid computing environment.

Participants will work with leading experts in grid computing, through a blend of lectures, discussions and hands-on computing exercises on large-scale grid hardware and software resources.


The workshop will be held Wednesday-Friday Feb 6-8 at the Tuskegee,Tuskegee, AL, Room 102, Brimmer Hall.

Transportation and Directions

Tuskegee Kellogg Center

Hotel Accomodations

KelloggCenter A block of rooms will be set aside for participants. More information to come.

How To Apply

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Jan 25. --> To apply please complete the online application form The application requires your CV and Letter of Intent in .pdf format. If you need, a simple conversion tool for your .doc files can be found at https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp Another note: if your browser gives you the message "Not recommended" while cliking the link above, please do go ahead and access the site. It is safe, but for a more detailed explanation click here.

Notification of Acceptance will be sent by Jan 26.

Registration Deadline: Jan 26.


The workshop will be free to students (a refundable $50 deposit fee will be required for students) and there will be a $50 registration fee for all other categories of participants. The workshop is supported by Open Science Grid, through the support of the Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

Student Support

Full-time students from outside the Tuskegee area who seek travel and expense support should indicate this need in their 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 neigboring states and/or have other means of support for the duration of the workshop.

Workshop Schedule, Syllabus and list of participants

For more information, please send a message to tugs08@opensciencegrid.org

-- AlinaBejan? - 20 Dec 2007

Topic revision: r14 - 17 May 2008 - 19:57:02 - AlinaBejan
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