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Announcement -  Open Grid Forum launches Grid Thought Leadership series


The Thought Leadership Series calls for new ideas, opinions and perspectives on grid and distributed computing.
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The Open Grid Forum (OGF) recently launched its new on-line Thought Leadership Series to give thought leaders in grid and distributed computing the opportunity to express their ideas, opinions and perspectives. The series aims to stimulate discussion and provoke lively debate on a broad range of topics and issues facing the grid and distributed computing community.

Wolfgang Gentzsch, coordinator of the German D-Grid Initiative; Geoffrey Fox and Marlon Pierce, from the Community Grids Laboratory at Indiana University; and Ian Foster from Argonne National Lab and the University of Chicago, kick-off the series with articles that provide a flavor of the diverse subject matter OGF hopes to address.

Gentzsch’s article outlines the Top 10 Rules for Building a Sustainable Grid in his highly informative and practical discussion of the real world lessons he has learned in deploying grids.

In their article Too much Computing, Too much Data and never Too much Simplicity, Fox and Pierce tackle the hard issues facing the e-science community specifically and the entire grid community in general. Their article explores emerging new computing resources and how alternative approaches to service architectures could change the overall landscape. 

Ian Foster’s article, “There’s Grids in them thar Clouds”, reprinted from his 8 January blog entry, discusses whether or not “cloud computing” is just a new name for grid.

OGF welcomes everyone to comment and encourages all thought leaders in the grid and distributed computing community to submit articles for this series.  

 

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