CCGrid 2007 is the seventh in a series of successful international symposia and for the first time will take place in South America – in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Please notice that a visa is required for some travelers to Brazil, including U.S. and Canadian citizens. More information about visas and passport here.)
Grid Computing started as a generalization of Cluster Computing, promising to deliver unprecedent levels of parallelism to high-performance applications by crossing administrative boundaries. Subsequently, this vision evolved to support on-demand access and composition of any computational service, provided by multiple independent sources. Under this new vision, Clusters gained renewed importance as the "super-servers" of the emerging Grid infrastructure. Meanwhile, the use of computational and data resources in high-performance applications, undertaken over Grid infrastructure, have started to now become a reality. Today we face the huge challenge of making on-demand access to any computational service, the "computing as service" vision, a wide-spread reality. The CCGrid Symposia have been part of this journey, bringing together researchers and practitioners and enabling them to share their insight, results, and experience in the multi-faceted areas of Grid and Cluster computing.
The areas of interest in CCGrid 2007 include, but are not limited to, the following:
|• Grid Economies and Service Architectures||• Grid Architectures and Systems|
|• Utility Computing Models for Clusters and Grids||• Middleware for Clusters and Grids|
|• Programming Models, Tools, and Environments||• Resource Management|
|• Performance Evaluation and Modeling||• Peer-to-Peer Systems|
|• Grid-based Problem Solving Environments||• Grid Trust and Security|
|• Service Composition and Orchestration||• Community networks|
|• Community and collaborative computing networks||• Scheduling and Load Balancing|
|• Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications||• Parallel and Wide-Area File Systems|
|• Support for Self-Managing/Self-Configuring Grid Infrastructure|
Selected papers will be invited to a Special Issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.