Workshop On Science Agency Uses Of Clouds And Grids
On Monday July 19th, the Workshop On Science Agency Uses Of Clouds And Grids was held in Salt Lake City Utah, co-located with OGF 32 and Teragrid 2011. Internet2 co-sponsored this workshop, along with the Open Grid Forum (OGF), the Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure ImplemeNtation InitiAtive (SIENA), the US National IT R&D Large Scale Network (LSN) Middleware And Grid Infrastructure Coordination (MAGIC) Team, and the US Department of Energy with funding from the US DOE Office for Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).
The purpose of this workshop was to highlight some of the recent research and practical applications in the grid and cloud computing space, but also draw attention to the activities of funding bodies including NIST and the DOE in the United States and SIENA in Europe. Attendees were asked to consider the current state of cloud implementations, both existing and planned, and think about how concepts including open standards, could better foster adoption and interoperability. Internet2 presented an overview on networking support for research communities, a popular topic with many of the other presenters, as well as an update on our own Cloud Initiative, first presented in Fairbanks at the Summer Joint Techs conference. A final report on this workshop, as well as planning for a future event to be held in the Fall with OGF 33, the EGI Technical Forum and IEEE Grid 2011, are expected to start immediately.