ESAC E-Science Workshop '10
ESAC, Villafranca del Castillo (near Madrid), Spain
11-12 March 2010

Workshop Abstracts.

The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) is the ESA centre that specialises in astronomy and space science. It is located in Villanueva de la Cañada, close to Madrid in Spain, and hosts the science operation centres for most of ESA astronomy and planetary missions together with their scientific archives.

The ESAC E-Science Workshop is an event organized by the ESAC Computer Support Group, which belongs to the Science Operations Department of the European Space Agency , to introduce and spread state-of-the-art E-Science technologies among Scientists, and Astronomy Researchers specially. Experts from the industry, the academia and international scientific institutions will expose, share, and discuss the latest developments on the E-Science computing paradigm, with an special emphasis on its astronomical applications.


March 11th


09:30 – 09:55


09:55 – 10:00 Welcome speech
10:00 – 10:45

PTF, DeepSky & The Era of Synoptic Surveys (pdf)

Peter Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:45 – 11:30

GPU-Clusters, Green Grid, Virtual Research Environments (pdf)

Harry Enke, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam

11:30 – 12:00

coffee break

12:00 – 12:45

Service Infrastructure for Science: HPC, Grids and Clouds. The DEISA Example (pdf)

Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA-2

12:45 – 13:30

A brief history of gLite - Past, present and future (pdf)

Maria Alandes Pradillo, CERN

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:15

Gaia and Data Processing (pdf)

William O'Mullane, ESA
15:15 – 15:45

 coffee break

15:45 – 16:30

Clouds and Science: Opportunities and Obstacles (pdf)

Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago



March 12th


10:00 – 11:30

Intel Tutorial (pdf)

  • Intel Compilers: most common flags and run-time environment variables; OpenMP support and examples
  • Intel Threading Tools: overview

11:30 –12:00

coffee break
12:00 - 12:45

Intel Tutorial (pdf)

  • Intel VTune performance analysis tool: overview
  • Cluster Tools: Intel MPI: overview, benefits and switches




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