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The OGF Standard Areas are responsible for development of architectures, specifications, roadmaps and glossaries for distributed computing software through OGF working groups and through the application of the OGF document process. This also includes the management of technical liaisons with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and the promotion of the adoption of standardized and interoperable distributed computing software.

Applications Area

The Applications Area explores grid application development issues and programming interfaces required by grid applications.

Architecture Area

The Architecture Area hosts working and research groups that aim to define architectures for Grid computing. Architectures form the frameworks and design patterns for grids.

Compute Area

Data Area

Infrastructure Area

The Infrastructure groups explore and define what is needed to interface physical and virtual resources to higher level constructs such as OGSA. These include networks and network devices, computers and virtual machines, storage, visualization devices, instruments, and sensor technologies.

Liaison Area

The mission of OGF liaisons is to facilitate information exchange and promote collaboration with Standards Development Organizations, industry groups and grid projects. Each liaison presents OGF's position to peer organizations and periodically updates and synchronizes collaborative activities. View the OGF Liaison organizations and representatives.

Management Area

The Management Area covers the management of essential grid operating components, such as policies, processes, equipment, and data, for overall effectiveness of grid systems, storage, applications, and services.

Security Area

The Security Area is concerned with technical and operational security issues in Grid environments, including authentication, authorization, privacy, confidentiality, auditing, firewalls, trust establishment, policy establishment, and dynamics, scalability and management aspects of all of the above.