Joint European DCI Summer School

Introducing the latest developments in Grid and Cloud computing

Budapest, Hungary
11-16 July 2011.

The Distributed Computing Infrastructure (DCI) projects (EGI-InSPIRE, European Middleware Initiative (EMI), Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE), European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), StratusLab and VENUS-C), funded under the e-Infrastructures topic of the FP7 "Capacities" Specific Programme, provide a pan-European production infrastructure built from federated distributed resources, ensure the continued support, maintenance and development of the middlewares that are in common use in Europe, explore how grid sites and different applications can be hosted sustainably in commercial, public, publicly procured and private 'cloud computing' environments, and provide desktop resources to the European research community.

The subject of the summer school was to give insights to the technologies provided by the EMI, IGE, EDGI and StratusLab projects. Based on the EGI-InSPIRE and DEGISCO project experiences the school also addressed the issues of how to organize production infrastructures based on these technologies, how to port applications for such infrastructures and how to support users of these infrastructures.