Click to enlarge Piz PaluWolfgang Hoschek

Distributed Systems Department / Secure Grid Technologies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, 50B-2239,
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Phone: (415) 515 6513 [mobile], (510) 495 2460 [office]
Fax:     (510) 486 6363
E-mail: or
Office : Building 50B-2258B and how to get there
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I am a Computer Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley Lab. I received my Ph.D (Jan '03) from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and an M.S ('97) from the University of Linz, Austria, finishing my studies at the University of Arhus, Denmark.

I am working at the Distributed Systems Department, and am engaged in two Global Grid Forum Working Groups (Open Grid Services Infrastructure and Grid Information Services).

From '98-'02 I was a CERN fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, working for the Grid Data Management Group of the European Data Grid Project (EDG). I have served on the EDG Architecture Taskforce and as the EDG <-> Globus Contact Person for DataGrid and Java Interfaces. Of course, the whole journey started in the capital of the mountains, in Innsbruck.

The full story is in my CV. Some anectodes outline more evolutionary traces.

Research Interests
My research interests include Grid Computing, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Distributed Databases, Service Discovery, Web Services as well as Systems Architecture and Design.
A full list is on the publications page. You may also want to look at the WP2 publications.
Software Projects
Data Grid Firefish - Peer-to-Peer Grid service infrastructure for access to dynamic data featuring ease-of-use, interoperability, scalability and performance (architect and lead developer)
Nux Nux - A small, straightforward, and surprisingly effective open-source extension of the XOM XML library. Nux provides seamless W3C XQuery support. It also offers efficient and flexible pools and factories for XQueries, XSL Transforms, as well as Builders that validate against W3C XML Schemas.
Sea Sea - A framework for a Staged Event Architecture, designed around non-blocking asynchronous communication facilities that are decoupled from the threading model chosen by any given application. Components for IP networking and in-memory communication are provided.
Data Grid European Data Grid (EDG) - Next generation computing infrastructure providing computation and analysis of shared large-scale databases, from hundreds of TeraBytes to PetaBytes, across widely distributed scientific communities (project member)
Spitfire Spitfire - A set of grid enabled database middleware services (architect and lead developer).
Colt Colt - Open Source Libraries for High Performance Scientific and Technical Computing in Java (architect, lead developer and maintainer).
CERN Java CERN Java Infrastructure - I am the maintainer of an extensive Java infrastructure for some hundred products and thousands of users.


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