GridKa School 2015

GridKa School "Big Data, Virtualization and Modern Programming"
September 7-11, 2015, Karlsruhe

The  international GridKa School is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques. The school provides a forum for scientists and technology leaders, experts and novices to facilitate knowledge sharing and information exchange. The target audience are different groups like grid and cloud newbies, advanced users as well as administrators, graduate and PhD students. Organized by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), GridKa School is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC).
For more information on registration and the program please see [↳here]


School Location

KIT Campus South, Foto: Karlsruhe Institut of Technology,

The school is located this year on the KIT Campus South, which lies in the heart of Karlsruhe. The school will take place in the main building of the department of physics on Campus South and can be reached conveniently from everywhere in Karlsruhe city. From the "Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe" the site is in walking distance and can also be reached by public transport.

For a general travel information please see [↳here]

Technical Program

You can find the full program of talks and tutorial courses [↳here].
The technical program covers the broad range of the dynamic research areas like:

  • cloud installation and administration
  • cloud services and applications
  • virtualization and containers
  • multi-core and GPU computing
  • modern programming techniques
  • (non-)relational databases
  • storage technologies
  • software-defined data centers
  • software-defined networks
  • security and incident management
Half of the school consists of the expert talks, which cover the fundamental and theoretical aspects of the topics. While the other half consists of the hands-on sessions and workshops, which give the participants the excellent chance to gain the practical experience on techniques and tools. [↳program]


Our partners


Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)    Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe  Physics at the TeraScale
  IBM  Inovex  Initiative for Globus in Europe
Large-Scale Data Management and Analyis  dCache   KCETA/KSETA

GridKa School 2015

Date & Location

GridKa School takes place from September 7th to 11th, 2015.

The school will take place near the department of pysics building at Campus South [↳] in Karlsruhe city


The school wiki with information on tutorials is online [↳].

An info sheet with relevant information about GridKa School can be found here [↳] .


Registration for GridKa School 2015 is closed [↳].

You can find the program with tutorials and talks here [↳] 


the UNICORE Summit 2015 is co-located with the GridKa School on September 7th. For details see the summit homepage [↳].

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Registration is opened.