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December 01, 2010

The Garuda Boot Camp was organized at University of Hyderabad (UoH) by C-DAC and University of Hyderabad on November 23 - 24 2010.

Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay, Chief Investigator-Garuda welcomed the participants and explained the areas to be covered in various sessions. Shri. D.K.Jain, Director, C-DAC Hyderabad delivered the inaugural speech. He briefed the mission of this boot camp. Prof. Arun Agarwal, Director, CMSD, University of Hyderabad was the Chief Guest of the event. He highlighted the advantages of Grid and its resources, and explained how the computational power of Grid can facilitate scientists and researchers. He also briefed the participants on the major activities of CMSD which is funded by DST.

The objective of the Boot Camp was to make Garuda more accessible and garner user feedback and requirement. This event was focused on promoting Garuda usage and more application enablement on Grid.

Garuda users, Application developers and non - Garuda Partners participated in this Boot Camp. Participants were from various organization and communities like University of Hyderabad, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD), Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC), International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).

In this workshop, various topics like HPC and Grid concepts, Garuda Grid overview, Grid security and IGCA, Grid Access methods and Tools, Utility services, Application enablement on grid were focused. These sessions were handled by Ms. Janaki CH, Mr. Santhosh J and Mr. Vipul Borikar of C-DAC KP, Bangalore. Grid Computing Research Activities at University, Grid Replica Selection Strategy Using Soft Computing and Fine Grain Access Control Authorization using Hierarchical Clustering Mechanism was presented by Dr Rajeev Wankar, Mrs Rafah Mohammed A and Mr. Mustafa Kaiiali respectly from University of Hyderabad. Collaborative class room demo was presented by Shri Satyanarayan.

The workshop concluded successfully on November 24, 2010 with closing remarks from Shri Ch. A. S. Murthy, C-DAC and Shri. V. A. Vinod, University of Hyderabad.

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