Leading business, government, scientific and academic organizations from around the world join OGF to help accelerate the adoption of grids. Organizational members are critical contributors to the success of our mission through funding and the active participation of their employees and affiliates. Working together, we share information, prioritize requirements, develop standards and best practices, and champion the application and adoption of grid worldwide.
OGF offers the opportunity to contribute to, and benefit from, activities that can only be accomplished at a collective, industry level: OGF is the primary organization that brings together the international grid community to develop standards which lead to interoperable products and software OGF hosts global events for information sharing, education, and collaborative problem solving OGF documents the collective best practices of the community to provide answers to today's deployment issues and problems OGF outreaches to other standards development organizations, affiliates, partners, press, analysts and the greater distributed community to clarify the role of grid as a key enabler for the 21st century knowledge economy The OGF Organizational Membership Program encourages members to participate, collaborate, and contribute to the success of our shared mission. There are 3-tiers to the program - Platinum, Gold and Silver. Each tier provides benefits commensurate with financial contribution. All tiers provide the following general benefits for participating organizations.
INFLUENCE : On Directions & Priorities Organizational members have a unique opportunity to influence the directions and priorities of OGF, ranging from participation in leadership positions to active contributions in group and committee activities. This provides a tremendous resource to understanding and influencing emerging strategies, standards and operational models.
RECOGNITION : As a Leader Driving Grid Adoption As an independent voice, OGF provides opportunities to influence and outreach to end-users, partners, grid industry experts, media and analysts. Organizations gain visibility for their brand, products and solutions; signaling that you are an industry leader driving standards and interoperability.
ACCESS : to Grid Experts & Information OGF has a global community of grid experts and practitioners developing specifications, best practices and outreach material to promote grid adoption. Members gain access to variety of important topics and into the collective thinking of peers from a variety of industries and institutions who are involved in similar projects and initiatives; accessing fresh ideas from others who are addressing the real needs of technology users.
Organizational members from both research and industry support OGF with continuing technical and financial involvement. These financial contributions comprise the vast majority of OGF's operating income and allow OGF to continue its leadership role in the advancement of grid, cloud and related distributed computing technologies worldwide.
Individual Memberships may be earned by attending a minimum of two OGF events per year, or by paying an annual membership fee of $200. Individual memberships are not required to attend or to participate in OGF meetings, but qualify the member for reduced rates at OGF all-hands stand-alone meetings and carry other membership benefits.
Organizational members can join to receive the above benefits including all of the organizational advertising and visibility benefits listed above at the following rates:
(*) Non-profit organizations that meet certain criteria can join at the Silver level for a $5,000 annual membership.
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