Category Archives: Training

DIRAC system for EGI communities webinar


On the 7th of June (next Tuesday) from 3pm Amsterdam time, Andrei Tsaregorodtsev (CNRS) and Victor Mendez (UoBarcelona) will give the next EGI Webinar, titled DIRAC system for EGI communities.

Further information and connection link is available at
Event abstract:

The DIRAC Project is providing a framework for building distributed computing systems and applications with high computating and storage/data demands. Services based on this framework are available for the EGI users since 2014 (at during the webinar the main capabilities of the system will be introduced and demonstrated.

The DIRAC4EGI service includes a powerful Workload and Data Management System that is able to handle user payloads running on any EGI grid and cloud resource, as well as on other computing resources (such as institutional clusters). The key capabilities of the system are:

– The DIRAC job scheduler uses the “pilot job” paradigm which ensures high efficiency and fast turn-around of user tasks both on local and on remote computers.
– A versatile File Catalog component keeps track of file locations and replicas and allows the description of data with user defined metadata for efficient data searches.
– Services are accessible with friendly user interfaces: a Web Portal, a rich set of command line tools and a Python API. Through these interfaces the user can ineract with distributed resources as they were a single large computer.
– A RESTful service interface is also available for the use by existing application gateways and portals.

EGI Open Data Platform webinar 17th of May 15


EGI is organising a webinar to introduce the Open Data Platform (ODP), a new solution to manage data in a distributed enviroment currently in prototyping phase.

It has been scheduled for:
Tue 17th of May 15:00 – 16:00 CEST

During the webinar, the ODP architecture will be depicted and its main features introduced.

The webinar will be oriented to communities, that need to manage big datasets in a distributed environement, and resource providers interested on evalute the platform.

More information and connection details are available in the agenda page:

You should register to participate to the meeting.