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1 Mobilising and Integrating Communities on Grid Standards & Best Practices Globally Dr David Wallom Oxford eResearch Centre

2 GOAL The Goal of OGF-Europe is to stimulate, co- ordinate and harmonise networked actions on Grid adoption across Europe and globally through reinforcement of the Open Standards message and thus capillary diffusion of the Open Grid Forum (OGF) model to Europe in alignment with OGF mission, strategy and leadership. 2

3 3 3 Supporting Standards Standards are considered the most important single measure for the achievement of interoperability BUT even if the right standards have been identified and are available, using and implementing standards is still a complex issue without the right support. OGF-Europe intends to provide this support in its 24 month work plan.

4 4 4 Objectives of OGF-Europe Synchronise requirements across key stakeholder communities, through stronger engagement from Europe, and accelerate end-user adoption. Value the significant innovation in Grid computing that Europe has built so it may be more influential and better recognised globally Bring enterprise and eScience communities together to break down barriers and foster mainstream Grid adoption; Create a stronger voice in shaping European and global priorities while emphasising the need for open standards

5 5 5 Expected Outputs Results from the OGF-Europe initiative include: 3 reports supporting OGF Technical & Strategic Roadmap, 2 survey reports on trends & Grid practices, 4 workshops on challenges on standardisation issues, 4 Grid adoption challenge reports; 6 Community outreach seminars including 4 in-depth tutorials, 6 Community best practice reports, 2 OGF-Europe international events.

6 6 6 Leading to………. Understanding of dynamics of Grid adoption Profile vendors, end-users &middleware developers Assessment of relevance & value to vertical markets Development of best practices Eventual acceleration of end user adoption of Grid Computing

7 Student Scholar & Tech Experts 24 Month Programme – 5 European Students Introduction to Grid Technologies Research areas Usage Scenarios Active Participation in the OGF-Europe outreach events 5 Technical European Experts (active in research and development of Grid specifications) Increase involvement with Grid Community Participation to the OGF-Europe outreach events Contact us on to learn more

8 Outreach Events 1 of 2 International Conferences OGF23, June , Barcelona Hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center & co-located with OGF- Europe events & BEinGRID Industry Days Expected Outcomes & Deliverables Engagement with 500+ participants : – EU projects; Industry leaders; Standards developers; End Users Media coverage: articles, podcasts & event blogs Reports: Event & Tutorial Impact, Best Practices 1 March 08 - Call for Participation & Sponsor Prospectus OGF25, Spring proposed in collaboration with EGEE User Forum

9 Community Outreach Seminars & Workshops 2 of 2 6 Community Outreach Seminars (COS) Mobilising e-Infrastructure communities on the business value of Grids and support the take up of Grid adoption. –COS 1: Creative Industries: Spring 2008 (TBC) –COS 2: Geospatial, Digital Libraries: OGF23 (TBC) –Other possible topics: Telecommunications, Transport, Sport Technology, Geographic Information, Education, E health, Green- IT –Special Emphasis on SME involvement 4 Workshops Engaging target end-users with Grid uptake and development

10 Who is in OGF-Europe? BSC, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, ES OGF.eeig, OGF European Economic Interest Group, UK GUP, Linz University, AT OERC, Oxford eResearch Centre, UK Telefonica I+D, ES Intellect, UK INFN, National Institute of Physics, IT PSNC, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre, PL ATOS Origin, ES INRIA, FR

11 Getting more involved To learn more about collaborating with the project contact To understand the opportunities and benefits of becoming an OGF member visit or contact Steve Crumb at

12 Thank-you 12


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