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Workshop on Porting Applications on the Computational Grid

The workshop was conducted as a collaborative effort from ICTP, SPIDER, & UCSC. Although we got highly competent resource personnel it is so disheartening to see such a bad response from the local research community. I am really not sure the reason for lack of interest. However it may be the feeling among most local scientists that computers can't support there conventional research, "it's not for us...", or "it's for the new generation...".
The whole objective of the workshop was to get researchers together & discuss about the possibility (or benefits) of porting their applications (if they already have such applications) to a Grid environment or development of new applications. The infrastructure is already in place & what we need is applications to run on top of those machines. All these are there for the benefit of the country & to the rest of the world.
If they don't know …