|Wednesday, May 9|
|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
Workshop on Cross-Industry Issues in Using Grids: Enterprise Requirements
Robert Cohen, Jamil Appa, Shawn Findlan, Peter Maccallum, Stephanie Parker
Presented by the Enterprise Grid Requirements (EGR) Working Group and the Enterprise Area of Open Grid Forum and EGEE Industry Forum.
This workshop will examine issues that are common to several industry groups that are meeting earlier on May 9 to examine issues in their own sectors. The industry groups will include autos and aerospace; financial services; and pharmaceuticals.
In these other workshops, individual firms will address some of the main generic issues they face when they operate clusters and Grids.
This workshop provides a chance for firms in different industries to review the findings in specific workshops and to see if there are common issues, solutions, or best practices across industries.
We hope that the discussion will identify a series of best practices at auto and aerospace firms. We expect that these best practices will contribute to a more detailed discussion of the priorities that the Open Grid Forum should take in its work on standards for Grid computing.
Hosts: Hosts will be selected from the three earlier workshops and will include Jamil Appa of BAE, Shawn Findlan of MorganStanley and Peter Maccallum, PhD, CancerGrid Project Manager, CRUK Cambridge Research Institute. Robert Cohen, Area Director, Enterprise Requirements for the Open Grid Forum, will represent OGF. Stephanie Parker will represent the EGEE Industry Forum.
One of the main results of the workshop will be a White Paper on the issues addressed during the discussion.
1) A better understanding of the issues facing Grid users in a range of industries.
2) An opportunity to meet and discuss issues with some of the main experts in the Grid community.
3) An identification of what are the “problem points” for firms in different industries that are currently using of Grids.
4) An opportunity to get a better idea of when and how these problem points will be addressed
5) An opportunity to obtain useful information about where Grid technology is moving
6) A chance to see what best practices are employed at firms that are using Grids.
The workshop will begin with several short presentations summarizing the findings in the previous three industry workshops. The majority of the time will be devoted to a roundtable discussion of the key issues that participants want to explore in greater detail.
Location: Charter Suite 4