Reti di Comunicazione e Laboratorio (codice 274AA)
per il modulo di Laboratorio (dall'Anno Accademico 2010/11)
Telematica (codice 447AA)
per il corso in Informatica Umanistica dell'Universitą di Pisa (dall'Anno Accademico 2013/14)
Corsi tenuti negli anni precedenti:
keywords: cloud interoperability, distributed computing, self-stabilization, clock synchronization, resource monitoring.
As a research associate of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica
Nucleare (INFN), in recent years I participated to the European Union
CoreGRID FP6 project with the
leadership of the Network
Monitoring project, in collaboration with the FORTH Institute in
Crete (Greece), and to the European FP7 project OGF-Europe. I am currently
involved in the FP7 ERCIM CoreGRID
Working Group, and in the OCCI-WG of the Open Grid Forum. The left frame lists relevant presentations given
in recent years; some of them are also available from my account on Slideshare.
My bibliography is indexed in the Collection
of Computer Science Bibliographies and in CiteSeer.ist. On top of the
left frame there are links to updated lists of my publications: most papers are downloadable.
I tend to turn into running toys the ideas that I work out and publish
as theoretical papers. The following is an incomplete list of such
pieces of work:
- Toutatis (formerly
a clock synchronization deamon that runs as client of a
standard NTP server, and obtains extra accuracy. Based on joint work
with Gianluigi Alari. State: finished in 1997.
- Java Syd:
same as above, implemented in JAVA for achieving
cross-platform portability. Implemented during a sabbatic at the
International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. State: finished in 1998.
- NWSip: an
Information Provider in the MDS-style to import network performance
measures from Wolski's Network Weather Service into the Datagrid
ftree. State: finished in 2002.
measures one-way path performance without need of an accurate clock
synchronization. Early results at PAM2002. State:
deployed (see below).
not exactly a toy. A network monitoring infrastructure, included in
the italian LCG release. Embeds JA-meter (ex Netprobe) as one of the
monitoring tools. State: deployed in 2005.
- gd2 testbed: a proof
of concept of an innovative network monitoring infrastructure. Based
on ideas arised within the Network Monitoring research group of
CoreGRID, and implemented in a prototype by Yari Marchetti. State:
demo in 2008 (during OGF23 in Barcelona).
- the Wandering
Token project: a proof of concept of a distributed coordination
scheme based on a token "wandering" in the Internet. Published on
Future Generation Computer Systems, experiments done in collaboration
with University of Paris, FORTH in Greece, INFN-CNAF in Italy.