The 23rd IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
December 14 – 16, 2011
Grid Database Management: the GRelC Middleware and Its Applications in the Environmental Context
Grid Database Management general concepts and the GRelC Project experience.
Grid database access, management and integration; database virtualization in grid; security, performance and interoperability issues in large scale environments; real case studies concerning general purpose grid database management (GRelC Project) and the climate change context (the CMCC Data Distribution Centre and the Climate-G testbed).
In the first part of the tutorial the following introductory topics will be presented:
(i) database management systems (DBMS) and data models;
(ii) grid computing and grid middleware;
(iii) grid security, VO, access control lists, VOMS;
(iv) data grid services and existing data grid middleware in the area.
(v) the role of data grid portals
The second part of the tutorial will be related to the GRelC Project
(i) The GRelC Project
(ii) Grid Database management service: the GRelC DAIS
* Main Requirements
* Architecture in the small and in the large
* Main Features
* Authorization: ACL and VOMS
* Grid Queries
* Experimental Results
* Interoperability with gLite and Globus based environments
* GRelC Portal
* Deployment on GILDA and on line user tutorials (GILDA)
* Role in the EU FP7 EGI-Inspire Project
The third part of the tutorial will be related to grid database management for climatology.
* Climate change and Metadata issues;
* Grid Metadata Management;
* The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) Initiative: data management issues.
* The Climate-G Testbed: a large scale data environment for climate change
* Live demo/videos concerning the proposed grid service and portals.
Background Knowledge Expected of the Participants
* Basics on grid computing and grid middleware
* Basics on database management (relational DBs)
* SQL for RDBMS.
Qualifications of the Instructor(s)
Sandro Fiore got the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the ISUFI at the University of Lecce in 2004. His research activities focus on on distributed/grid data management and high performance database management. Since 2001, he is the Principal Investigator of the Grid Relational Catalog project. In 2006, he joined the Scientific Computing and Operations Division at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change leading the Scientific Data Management Group.
He is author and co-author of more than 50 papers on parallel and distributed/grid computing and he is editor of the book “Grid and Cloud Database Management”.
|||S. Fiore, A. Negro, G. Aloisio, “The Data Access Layer in the GRelC System Architecture”, Future Generation Computer System, 27(3): 334-340 (2011), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2010.07.006|
|||G. Aloisio, S. Fiore, “Towards exascale distributed data management”, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Vol. 23, No. 4, 398-400 (2009) DOI: 10.1177/1094342009347702.|
|||S. Fiore and G. Aloisio, “Grid and Cloud Database Management”, 2011. Springer.|