Jülich Supercomputing Centre & EMI, Gemany
Roadmap Editorial Board Member
"SIENA discussions on the relevance of standards and the agreement on their importance have confirmed the correctness of the EMI focus on standardization fostered new ideas about emerging standards." (June 2011)
“I’ve been working in the field of IT infrastructure technology interoperability for many years and never was there such a coordinated cross-project effort in place that has the unique potential to significantly raise the awareness, relevance, and adoption level of common open standards in our community. The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) contributes to this roadmap with enormous interest and is deeply committed to develop and pro-actively maintain standard-compliant technology solutions that are in-line with the roadmap and compatible with technologies developed by other vendors.” (September 2010)
Morris Riedel started the work in distributed systems in the field of scientific visualization and computational steering of e-science applications on large-scale HPC resources. More recently, as Deputy Division Leader, Morris Riedel leads the scientific activities of the division “Federated Systems and Data” of the Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. At this institute, he is also the head of a specific scientific research group focussed on “Interoperability and Applications”. The group works on a wide variety of topics related to the use of “standards in e-Science” via reference models, standards-based architectures, and innovative approaches in the context of distributed system applications and data. Lectures given in universities such as the University of Applied Sciences of Cologne and University of Technology Aachen (RWTH Aachen) include ‘Handling of large datasets’ and ‘Scientific and Grid computing’.
Since many years, Morris Riedel acts as one of the co-chairs of the Grid Interoperation Now (GIN) Community Group and the Production Grid Infrastructure (PGI) Working Group of the Open Grid Forum (OGF). GIN works on the global vision of world-wide interoperable e-science infrastructures (e.g. HPC and HTC interoperability). PGI works on the refinement of existing open standards via lessons learned obtained within GIN of using standards with production e-science applications in domains such as bioinformatics, e-Health, and fusion science just to list a few.
Apart from being chair and program committee member of many conferences and workshops, he published a wide variety of conference papers, journals, and book chapters about the use of ‘standards and interoperability’ in e-science. He is a member of IEEE and ACM as well as the German association for informatics. Morris Riedel worked on European projects with the focus on ‘interoperability’ in projects such as GRIP, UniGrids, OMII-Europe, and DEISA2 acting currently as Strategic Director of the European Middleware Initiative (EMI). Other project-related leadership activities include the role of leading the ‘data replication task force’ of the European data Infrastructure EUDAT and being one of the four core architects of the Extreme Science and Discovery Environment (XSEDE) flagship project in the US as the only European member. He is also a member of the SIENA Standardization Roadmap Editorial Board (REB).
Cloud computing for Scientific Research User communities - Cloudscape III Roundtable, 15th March 2011
Cloud computing for Scientific Research User communities. Cloudscape III 11:00 -12:30 session on 15th March 2011
Production Grid Infrastructure (PGI) OGF Working Group at OGF25 - Morris Riedel - Forschungszentrum Jülich (PGI-WG Co-Chair)