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Dear GARUDA Partner/users,

We are pleased to announce the GARUDA Boot Camp to be held at Pune 23rd and 24th September 2010 and followed by Virtual Community/Organization (VO) meeting for the area of Materials Science on 25th September 2010.

The detailed agenda will be announced soon. It would broadly include presentations and hands-on sessions on GARUDA Architecture, Tools, Security, and Application enablement. This Boot Camp is specifically targeted for Application Developers and Grid users both beginners and advanced users in and around Pune region (including Mumbai and Ahemedabad).

The Virtual Organization is an important activity under the Grid computing initiative. This would help researchers of a particular domain to come together and share their computing, data, software, etc resources and target various activities like grand challenge problems, community education, hand - holding younger researchers, etc. The current meeting is going to be focused on materials science area. All interested researchers in materials science are requested to attend. Some of the identified experts in the field will also be specifically invited so that, a plan can be drawn during the meeting towards further course of action.

There is no registration fee to attend the above events.

This announcement is sent in advance to help you block your dates amidst your pressing schedules and make necessary travel arrangements for the event. If you have any query or in need of additional information, please contact Ms. Mira Panickar ( with a copy to me ( and Dr. V. Sundararajan (

Kindly register for the event by sending an e-mail to Ms. Mira Panickar on or before 15th September 2010. The venue at Pune and the schedule of the events will be announced soon.

Since we have limited seats, an early confirmation will help us to confirm your registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Pune.

With best regards,

Subrata Chattopadhyay

Day 1 - (23rd Sept 2010)
Time Programme Speaker / Session-Chair
09.00 to 09.30 Registration  
09:30 to 10:00 Inauguration and Opening Remarks

Dr. V Sundararajan, Head SECG, C-DAC Pune

Prof.D.J.Saikia, NCRA Pune

Dr. Hemant Darbari,Executive Director, C-DAC Pune

Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay, Chief Investigator - Garuda

10:00 to 11:00 HPC and Grid Concepts and Grid GARUDA Bijoy M B pdf icon
11:00 to 11:15 Tea Break  
11:15 to 11:45 Grid Security and (IGCA) Shikha Mehrotra pdf icon
11:45 to 12:30 Access Methods and Tools Priyanka and Shikha pdf icon pdf icon
12:30 to 13:10 Application Enablement on Grid Priyanka Sharma pdf icon
13:10 to 13:30 Utility Services Bijoy M B pdf icon
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch Break  
14:30 to 15:30 Hands On I - Setting up grid environment Bijoy M B pdf icon
15:30 to 16:30 Hands On I  
16:30 to 16:45 Tea Break  
16:45 to 18:00 Hands On II – using MyProxy Bijoy M B pdf icon
Day 2 - (24th Sept 2010)
Time Programme Speaker / Session-Chair
09:30 to 10:00 Recap of day 1  
10:00 to 10.45 Quiz Competition Bijoy M B
10.45 to 11.30 Garuda application presentation and Demo  
11:30 to 11:45 Tea Break  
11:45 to 13.30 Hands on III - job submission (gridway and access portal) Priyanka and Shikha pdf icon
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch Break  
14.30 to 15.30 Open Session
Taxogrid - Phylogeny on Grid
Seismic Application on Grid
Application of Garuda Grid for Atmospheric and Environmental science
Porting PARSEC code on GARUDA for computational material science
Simulation for Earthquake Engineering Research and Practice Using Open Sees and Grid
Amit Saxena pdf icon
Sathyajeet Mazumdar pdf icon
Ancy Thomas
Sachin and Ritesh
Gouri Kadam
15.30 to 16.00 Conclusion Session  
16.00 Tea Break and Departure  
Venue: NCRA, Pune University Campus, Pune
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