MTA SZTAKI - as a key research institute in grid technologies is a founding member of the Hungarian Grid Competence Centre and the National Grid Initiative, and coordinates several European Grid projects in the 7th Framework Programme (EDGI, DEGISCO, SHIWA, SCI-BUS).
As a part of MTA SZTAKI, mission of Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems is two-fold in grid research:
- to provide efficient software development tools and high-level services together with customizable scientific gateways based on workflows (P-GRADE Grid Portal, gUSE) for harvesting the most wide-spread grid infrastructures based on gLite, Globus, BOINC, and
- to offer easy-to-maintain middleware solutions (SZTAKI Desktop Grid) and technologies for inter-operability (3G Bridge) that enables cost-efficient alternative platforms for scientific and business applications.
Róbert Lovas, Ph.D., deputy head of laboratory | E-mail: rlovas(at)sztaki(dot)hu
Dr. Lovas received his MSc degree in electrical engineering, and PhD degree in informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. From 1997 he has been involved in several Grid and high performance computing related national, intergovernmental bilateral, and European research projects in the Framework Programmes 4-7. Currently, he is the coordinator of the EU FP7 DEGISCO project; consultant of the Grid Application Support Center (GASuC); and programme committee member of international summer schools and conferences. Dr. Lovas has long-running experience in ICT collaborations with academic organizations, universities, and enterprises from various application areas of meteorology, biotechnology, computational chemistry, and telecommunication. His publication list includes 35 scientific papers and books on parallel software engineering and Grid computing particularly from design, debugging and application aspects.