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CHAIN - EU-IndiaGrid2 Workshop on Research Applications of High Speed Connectivity Across Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific Area. APAN32 Meeting, 24th August, New Delhi

What is the status of e-Infrastructures high speed connectivity across India and with Europe and with the Asia-Pacific Region? How fundamental is global computing connectivity for the full deployment of existing Grid computing e-infrastructures?

The “CHAIN - EU-IndiaGrid2 Workshop on Research Applications of High Speed Connectivity Across Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific Area” will offer some answers to these questions presenting the best showcases for the network exploitation for research applications in domains where international collaboration and sharing of e-Infrastructures have been most valuable. Presentations will include use cases highlighting the benefits of such connectivity in cases of High Energy Physics - data transfer to and from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; Protein Crystallography – remote use by scientists at BARC, Mumbai, of an FIP beamline in Grenoble, France. The workshop will also highlight the potential of India – EU – Asian grid collaboration for simulations and realtime classroom applications.

With the far-reaching potential of Indian – European and Asian grid collaboration including climate change/weather simulations and realtime classroom applications, the status and perspectives of NKN-GEANT connectivity through TEIN3 will also be examined during the workshop. The impact on Euro-India collaboration in Research activities, and the contribution of EU-IndiaGrid2 support to collaboration between researchers from Europe and India in a wide range of scientific areas will be discussed, as well as the possibility offered by the gateway the Asia-Pacific e-Infrastructures offered by the TEIN3 connectivity.

Draft Agenda :
14:00 – 15:30 Plenary session.
Chair: Alberto Masoni, INFN, EU-IndiaGrid2 Project Manager

14:00 – 14:30 Dr BK Gairola, NIC, India
14:30 – 15:00 Bernhard Fabianek, European Commission
15:00 – 15:30 David West, TEIN3 Project Leader, DANTE (UK)

16:00 – 17:30 Specific contributions on HEP, Material Science and Climate Change applications exploiting NKN-TEIN3-GEANT e-Infrastructures
Chair: D. Sing, ERNET (India)

16:00 - 16:20 EU-IndiaGrid2 and CHAIN Projects
P.S.Dhekne, BARC and Office of The Principal Scientific Adviser to Indian Government
16:20 - 16:50 Climate Research activities on Garuda-NKN platform
Prof S.K. Dash, IIT, Delhi
16:50 - 17:10 Exploiting NKN-TEIN3 connectivity for LHC, the CMS Tier II at TIFR
Grid Infrastructures: The worldwide LHC Computing Grid in India
17:10 - 17:30 Exploiting NKN-TEIN3-GEANT connectivity in BARC, Mumbai - ESRF
Collaborative Experiments: Usage of FIP beam line on ESRF Synchrotron in Grenoble remotely from India

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