Thursday, December 29, 2005

Strength in Numbers: Taking the Right Angle on Grid Computing

Jack M. Germain talks about the business aspects of grid computing in this article on Top Tech News.
The amount of computing resources put into place with a grid architecture can be enormous," said Jonathan Eunice, principal I.T. adviser for Illuminata. "Companies get to add the equivalent of a couple thousands PCs and that added horsepower that they do not have to pay for." - Complete article at:

Grid storage and open standards

A good writeup on the need for standards for grid computing.

What do you need to know to build a storage grid based on open standards? What current technologies can you apply today, and what's coming in the future? In this article, a storage expert takes you on a guided tour through the established standards, the emerging standards, and the standards-related activities relevant to grid storage - Read more at:

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Alchemi 1.0: A .NET-based Enterprise Grid Framework - Released

Dec 15, 2005, Melbourne, Australia

Alchemi ( is an "open source" software framework that allows you to painlessly aggregate the computing power of networked machines into a virtual supercomputer (computational grid) and to develop applications to run on enterprise grids. It has been developed at the GRIDS Laboratory within the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, as part of the Gridbus project ( The development of Alchemi is partially sponsored by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Microsoft (via academic support program in Australia). Most importantly, it is also supported by many other volunteers and community of developers through SourceForge:

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Schools to be part of Singapore National Grid

Some of the 120,000 computers in Singapore schools will be linked up to become part of the Singapore Grid, a high speed network that allows users to collaborate by sharing computing resources on the Internet, Channel NewsAsia reported Tuesday.

It said that Singapore is believed to be among the pioneers in the world to extend grid computing beyond research institutes.

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A Look into the Future of Grid Research

This article by Wolfgang Gentzsch, has been forwarded by Ashiq Bhai. Really very interesting wrap up of the Grid 2005. Following is an abstract of what he has to say.

I am talking about Grid 2005, this year's International Workshop on Grid Computing in Seattle, just before this year's Supercomputing. In its sixth year, this year's Grid workshop featured a program committee of over 100 computer scientists that reads like the "Who's Who" of the distributed computing community, selecting 30 papers and 18 posters out of almost 200 submissions. This is for sure one of the highest quality research conferences on Grid computing in the Universe, framed this year by visionaries (and veterans) like Dennis Gannon from Indiana University and his keynote on research challenges for the next generation of Grid systems, and Fran Berman (SDSC), Fabrizio Gagliardi (EGEE, now Microsoft), Carl Kesselman (UCLA/ISI) and Mark Linesch (GGF and HP) on the panel titled "What Will Grids Look Like in Five Years."

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