Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft, USA) On Grid and Cloud Computing (ISGC 2008)

Photo caption: Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi is shown giving a talk during the Industry Session of the International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), 11 April 2008, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Photo by Raffy Saldaña (

09:00 - 09:20

"Grid and Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Challenges for e-Science"

Microsoft, USA


  • The Experience of the Grid

  • Examples beyond e-Science

  • Issues and new trends: Green Grid and Cloud Computing

  • Cost considerations

  • Conclusions

1.0 The Experience of the Grid

Grids for e-Science: a success story so far?

Grids beyond e-Science?

- Slower adoption: prefer differnt environments, tools and have different TCOs

> Intra grids, internal dedicated clusters, cloud computing

- e-Business applications

> Finance, ERP, SMEs

- Industrial applications

> Automotive, aerospace pharmaceutical, telecom

- e-Government applications

> earth observation, etc.

- Industry also demostrated interest in becoming an HPC insfrastructure provider:

> on-demand infrastructures:

a. cloud and elastic computing, pay as you go...

b. data centers: data getting more and more attention

> service hosting: outsourced integrated services

- "Pre-commercial procurement"

> reserch-industry collaboration in Europe to achieve new leading-edge products

a. example: PRACE building a PTeflop Supercomputer

e-Infrastructure in Europe

a. research network infrastructure

b. computing grid infrastructure

c. data and knowledge infrastructure

d. a series of other products

Emerging new trends: Green Grid and Pay per ... CPU/GB

The Green Grid, IBM Big Gree and other IT industry initiatives try to address current HPC limits

Cloud computing and storage in demand

Amazon EC2

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