X International Conference "Distributed Computing and Grid-technologies in Science and Education" started

On July 3, 2023, the International Conference "Distributed Computing and Grid Technologies in Science and Education" (GRID'2023) began its work at the the Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies (MLIT). The main purpose of the event is to discuss the current state of grid technologies and the future of distributed and cloud computing, HPC, Big Data, etc. The participants will share the latest results in the field of distributed computing and grid technologies, hold two workshops and a round table on the creation of RDIG-M. For the first time, a student scientific session will be held at the GRID series conference.

The 10th conference is held in a mixed format and brought together more than 270 scientists from leading scientific and educational centers in Bulgaria, Egypt, Mexico, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and others.

The work of GRID’2023 was opened by a report by the Director of JINR, Grigory Trubnikov, who introduced the participants to the scientific directions of JINR and its main projects.

Welcoming the participants of the conference, Vladimir Korenkov, Scientific director of the JINR MLIT, stressed that now any large physical project includes a computer hybrid infrastructure. "It is impossible to imagine a modern mega-science project without distributed computing. Therefore, one of the tasks of the GRID conferences is to discuss the idea of creating an RDIG–M infrastructure", Vladimir Korenkov stressed. The RDIG-M (Russian Data-Intensive Grid Certificate Authority) distributed infrastructure for processing, storing and analyzing data from large scientific projects will be a topic for a wide discussion in the round table format at this conference.

In addition, Vladimir Korenkov told to the participants of the event about the status of the JINR Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex, its recent modernization and plans for its development. Over the past year, the Govorun supercomputer has been improved in terms of CPU and storage system standards, and more recently LIT has received five new servers with eight GPUs each. All this opens up new opportunities in solving modern problems, especially those related to deep machine learning.

A new item in the conference programm will be a student scientific session at which students who have been selected at the JINR Spring IT School will present reports on the results of their work.

The working languages of the event are English and Russian.
The conference will last until July 7.

Conference Programm