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Grid Ecosystem

The grid community is made up of an increasingly rich ecosystem of researchers, users, software developers, vendors and practitioners. Together, we share an interest in accelerating the adoption of grid and distributed computing-related standards, software and best practices.

HPC = High Performance Computing
SOA = Services Oriented Architecture

OGF has a rich history of participation from the international research and IT vendor communities and growing interest from industry. Our diverse communities include technology innovators at the forefront of computer and applied sciences. OGF members are developers creating interoperable software and grid operators responsible for the day-to-day management of grid solutions. They come from universities, enterprises and research labs. They tackle problems that enable cost-effective utilization, lower cost operation and better business processes within the enterprise. They span large, multi-site grid projects designed to enable scientific collaboration critical to innovation and government policy around the world. These practical real-world users of grid technologies provide the OGF community with a rich set of use-cases, requirements and best practice information.

This broad involvement from research, academia, and industry results in robust requirements leading to well-informed standards and a growing knowledge base of use cases and best practices. Together we share a vision of interoperable software implementation based on industry standards enabling the work of research and industry users worldwide.



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