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# Line 79  The \textit{Physics Data Processing} (PD Line 79  The \textit{Physics Data Processing} (PD
79  \label{fig:nikhef_organigram}  \label{fig:nikhef_organigram}
80  \end{figure}  \end{figure}
81    
82  \section{Participating organisations}  \section{Participating organizations}
83  Like supercomputers, Grids attract science.  Like supercomputers, Grids attract science.
84  This has led to a community of Grid computing users which advances the Grid computing field on an international scale.  This has led to a community of Grid computing users which advances the Grid computing field on an international scale.
85    
# Line 87  Some of the cooperating organisations wi Line 87  Some of the cooperating organisations wi
87    
88  \begin{itemize}  \begin{itemize}
89  \item BiG Grid, the Dutch e-science Grid. An example of a \textit{National Grid Initiative} (NGI), of which there are many.  \item BiG Grid, the Dutch e-science Grid. An example of a \textit{National Grid Initiative} (NGI), of which there are many.
90  \item The \textit{Enabling Grids for E-sciencE} (EGEE) project. A leading body for NGI's. To be merged into the \textit{European Grid Initiative} (EGI).  \item The \textit{Enabling Grids for E-sciencE} (EGEE) project. A leading body for NGIs. To be transformed into the \textit{European Grid Initiative} (EGI).
91  \item The \textit{LHC Computing Grid} (LCG) is the Grid employed by CERN to store and analyze data generated by the \textit{Large Hadron Collider} (LHC). Also a member of EGEE.  \item The \textit{LHC Computing Grid} (LCG) is the Grid employed by CERN to store and analyze data generated by the \textit{Large Hadron Collider} (LHC). Also a member of EGEE.
92  \item The \textit{Virtual Laboratory for e-Science} (VL-e). A separate entity that tries to make Grid infrastructure accessible for e-science applications in the Netherlands.  \item The \textit{Virtual Laboratory for e-Science} (VL-e). A separate entity that tries to make Grid infrastructure accessible for e-science applications in the Netherlands.
93  \end{itemize}  \end{itemize}
# Line 123  The Grid has a tendency to grow in compu Line 123  The Grid has a tendency to grow in compu
123  % Community rond de infrastructuur.  % Community rond de infrastructuur.
124  % Hetzelfde gebeurt bij supercomputers. Trekt wetenschap aan. -> Internationaal aanzien.  % Hetzelfde gebeurt bij supercomputers. Trekt wetenschap aan. -> Internationaal aanzien.
125    
126  % EGI wordt een sturend orgaan voor de NGI's, die alle resources zelf moeten supplyen.  % EGI wordt een sturend orgaan voor de NGIs, die alle resources zelf moeten supplyen.
127    
128    
129  \section{PDP group}  \section{PDP group}
130  The \textit{Physics Data Processing} (PDP) group at Nikhef is associated with \textit{BiG Grid}, the \textit{LHC Computing Grid} (LCG), \textit{Enabling Grids for E-sciencE} (EGEE) and the (planned) \textit{European Grid Initiative} (EGI).  The \textit{Physics Data Processing} (PDP) group at Nikhef is associated with \textit{BiG Grid}, the \textit{LHC Computing Grid} (LCG), \textit{Enabling Grids for E-sciencE} (EGEE), the \textit{Virtual Laboratory for e-Science} (VL-e) and the (planned) \textit{European Grid Initiative} (EGI).
131  \glossary{name={BiG Grid}, description={The Dutch e-science grid}}  \glossary{name={BiG Grid}, description={The Dutch e-science grid}}
132  \glossary{name={PDP}, description={Physics Data Processing}}  \glossary{name={PDP}, description={Physics Data Processing}}
133  \glossary{name={LCG}, description={The LHC Computing Grid}}  \glossary{name={LCG}, description={The LHC Computing Grid}}
134  \glossary{name={EGEE}, description={Enabling Grids for E-sciencE}}  \glossary{name={EGEE}, description={Enabling Grids for E-sciencE}}
135  \glossary{name={EGI}, description={European Grid Initiative}}  \glossary{name={EGI}, description={European Grid Initiative}}
136    \glossary{name={VL-e}, description={Virtual Laboratory for e-Science}}
137    
138  % Application Domain Analyst  % Application Domain Analyst
139  Within Nikhef, the PDP group concerns itself with policy and infrastructure decisions pertaining to authentication and authorization for international Grid systems.  Within Nikhef, the PDP group concerns itself with policy and infrastructure decisions pertaining to authentication and authorization for international Grid systems.
140  It facilitates the installation and maintenance of computing, storage and human resources.  It facilitates the installation and maintenance of computing, storage and human resources.
141  It provides the Dutch national academic Grid and supercomputing \textit{Certificate Authority} (CA), and also delivers software such as:  It provides the Dutch national academic Grid and supercomputing \textit{Certificate Authority} (CA), and also delivers software such as:
142  \begin{itemize}  \begin{itemize}
143  \item Grid middleware tools (gLite stack)  \item Grid middleware components (part of the gLite stack)
144  \item Cluster management software (Quattor)  \item Cluster management software (Quattor)
145  \end{itemize}  \end{itemize}
146    
# Line 148  It provides the Dutch national academic Line 149  It provides the Dutch national academic
149    
150  % Primair bezig met infrastructuur up & running houden.  % Primair bezig met infrastructuur up & running houden.
151    
152  The PDP group employs \textit{Application Domain Analysts} (ADA's) which try to bridge the gap between Grid technology and its users by developing software solutions and offering domain-specific knowledge to user groups.  The PDP group employs \textit{Application Domain Analysts} (ADAs) which try to bridge the gap between Grid technology and its users by developing software solutions and offering domain-specific knowledge to user groups.
153  \glossary{name={ADA}, description={Application Domain Analyst}}  \glossary{name={ADA}, description={Application Domain Analyst}}
154  %Human resource tasks involve  %Human resource tasks involve
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