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1 © 2006 Open Grid Forum Joel Replogle, March 12, 2012 OGF101- Introduction to the Open Grid Forum

2 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 2 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

3 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 3 OGF Vision & Mission Our Vision: OGF is an open community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of applied distributed computing. This is critical to enabling the development of new, innovative and scalable applications and infrastructures that are essential to productivity in the enterprise and within the science community. Our Mission: OGF accomplishes this through open forums that build the community, explore trends, share best practices and consolidate these best practices into standards.

4 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 4 OGF Value Events & Forums Community Practice Industry Standards Bring communities together to share, innovate, workshop and outreach Leverage expertise of the community to enable successful applied distributed computing environments Align with/influence other SDOs and/or develop specifications that lead to interoperable software standards Open Forum + Open Process = Open Standards

5 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 5 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

6 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 6 Organization President BoD Operations Editor CommunityStandardsMarketingRegional Nominating Committee other Committees Advisory Committee

7 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 7 Committees Community outreach/integration Strategic insight and advise Run nomination processes Leadership recommendations Advisory Committee (ADCOM) Advisory Committee (ADCOM) Nominating Committee (NOMCOM) Nominating Committee (NOMCOM)

8 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 8 Board-of-Directors Dave Snelling, Fujitsu Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia Jill Kowalchuk, Cybera Craig Lee, Aerospace Corporation Steven Newhouse, EGI Walter Stewart, CANARIE Ramin Yahyapour, University of Dortmond OrganizationalAt-Large Board of Directors provides strategic and policy guidance while helping to insure the ongoing health of the organization Comprised of Organizational members and At-Large members

9 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 9 Operational Leadership President – open, filled by the OGF Board VP, Community – David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre VP, Standards – Alan Sill, Texas Tech University VP, Marketing – open VP, Region – open Operations – Joel Replogle, OGF OGF Editor, Gregory Newby, Arctic Region Supercomputer Center

10 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 10 Operating Structure Functions manage Areas of like focus and are led by Vice Presidents. Areas manage multiple Groups and are led by Area Directors Groups pursue charters that includes milestones and deliverables

11 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 11 Functions/Areas/Groups/Chairs Standards Function Standards Council VP, Standards Area Directors Program Manager OGF Editor Management Application Security Architecture Infrastructure DataCompute Standards Areas Liaisons Areas managed by Area Directors Areas consolidate Groups of like focus Groups are led by Chairs Functions consolidate Areas of like focus

12 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 12 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

13 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 13 Group Types Working Groups (WG) Crisp focus on development of a specification or guideline Clear milestones based on delivery of drafts and publication dates Research Groups (RG) Focus can be broader than WG, but must be clear Milestones based on delivery of drafts, organization of workshops, and workshop reports Technology exploration (e.g., Semantic Grid-RG) Community Groups (CG) Explore grid usage and requirements in a sector (e.g., Telco-CG) Milestones based on delivery of requirements documents

14 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 14 Existing Groups Full Listing: ~45 current groups in varying stages of activity Existing groups are looking for contributors New groups need to be formed but require additional leadership and contributors Opportunity: Engage in a group and become an active contributor

15 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 15 Engaging in a Group Determine if an existing group matches your area(s) of expertise Explore Areas, then groups via URL just given Talk with the Area Directors or VP representing your expertise (or me) Join the groups email list (see: Obtain a GridForge login ( and join the groups online activities Read the groups draft documents and come up to speed If no group exists, consider forming a new one

16 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 16 Group Formation Groups are formed through a chartering process which includes approval by Area Directors and VPs Identify a topic of interest and approach an Area Director 1.Hold a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at an event (optional) -introduces group topic to community -helps identify leadership (chairs, contributors) -determines critical mass 2. Develop a draft charter defining: -group scope -intended deliverables and milestones -proposed Chairs 3.Submit to ADs for approval 4.Email list and GridForge project granted upon approval

17 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 17 How Groups Work Because every group has a different charter and leadership, every group is different Consistent things: Work is announced on the group email list Deliverables are normally one or more documents Documents follow the same publication process (OGF Editor) Rough consensus and working code is the rule of thumb All work done under OGF IPR Policy Group-determined things: Meeting cadence Use of GridForge (web-based collaboration tool) for group work Group deliverables differ based on chartered work

18 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 18 Example: SAGA-Working Group Standards Function Standards Council Alan SIll, VP Wolfgang Ziegler, Dan Katz ADs Greg Newby Application Area Standards Areas Each group has an email list and a GridForge project Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA-WG) Co-Chaired by: Shantenu Jha, Thilo Kielmann, Andre Merzky Note that SAGA-WG is one of several groups in this Area

19 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 19 OGF Editor Manages the publication process and pipeline (GFD.152) Ensures documents are high quality and consistently formatted Works with Area Directors/VPs to ensure technical quality of documents Drafts submitted to the editor pipeline Editor project in GridForge Currently 194 published documents

20 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 20 Deliverables Different Groups have different deliverables Research groups may hold workshops and create proceedings documents and/or best practice documents Working groups will likely deliver specifications but may have preliminary informational documents to lay the foundation Community groups may hold workshops that capture requirements which are documented and given to working groups Other groups may document a well-used process in the grid industry or in the OGF organization Often deliverables are documents Different deliverables require different document types

21 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 21 OGF Document Types Informational Informs the community of an interesting and useful Grid-related technology, architecture, framework, or concept Specifies requirements related to a particular vertical application Experimental Informs the community of the results of Grid-related experiments, implementations, operational experience, or to propose an experimental specification

22 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 22 Document Types Community Practice Inform and influence the community regarding an approach or process that is considered to be widely accepted by consensus and practice in the Grid community or within the OGF organization Recommendations (2 stage) Documents a particular technical specification or a particular set of guidelines for the application of a technical specification. The recommendations documents are intended to guide interoperability and promote standard approaches.

23 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 23 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

24 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 24 Events & Activities Events enable our Open Forum mission Assembles grid/distributed computing experts from around the world Provides opportunity for professionals, both experts and novices to network together Allows buyers and sellers to interact Provides a venue for major grid/cloud projects to collaborate Enables cross-OGF alignment on technical strategy Delivers relevant content to interested parties

25 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 25 Events & Activities 3 major events a year: Winter, Spring, Fall Spread around the world by region (US, Europe, Asia-Pac) Driven by attendance and host offers Several types of content: Chartered Group Session: OGF working, research or community group meeting advancing chartered work of group BoF: An informal discussion group that meets to consider a specific issue or subject, usually with the intent of forming a chartered group Workshop: A session or series of sessions that focuses on a particular field, emphasizing interaction, problem-solving and exchange of information among the participants Presentation/Panel: Formal talk and/or structured discussion among a panel of experts on a given topic Special: Plenary session, demonstration, case study, tutorial or other session Shorter, more focused events or webcasts also possible

26 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 26 Upcoming Events OGF35 Co-located with HPDC in Delft, the Netherlands June 17-19, 2012 OGF36 Co-located with IEEE e-Science 2012 and GLIF in Chicago, Illinois USA October 8-12, 2012

27 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 27 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

28 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 28 OGF Membership Provides the following benefits to organizations and individuals : INFLUENCE … On Directions and Priorities RECOGNITION … As a Leader Driving Grid Adoption INSIGHT… Into Grid Standards & Use Cases Note: Please refer to the Open Grid Forum Membership Program Document for specific details on the yearly OGF membership program

29 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 29 OGF Member Program PlatinumGoldSilverProjectIndividual Influence Eligible to vote for board nomineesAllAt-Large -- Eligible to serve as board memberOrganizational[1]At-Large Eligible to nominate At-Large candidatesyes Eligible for Operational Leadership positions yes Recognition Visibility at OGF eventsyes - Visibility on OGF websiteyes - Visibility in OGF newsletteryes - Priority to host or sponsor OGF eventsFirstSecondThird-- Speaking Opportunity at OGF Event [2]1---- Access Event Passes [3]642-- Discounts to OGF Eventsyes Access to world-class expertsyes OGF Member Mailing Listyes Details Annual Cost$30,000 ($22,500 non-profit) $20,000 ($15,000 non-profit) $10,000 ($7,500 non-profit) $1,500 (qualifying projects only) $200 [4] Multi-year membership discount [5]yes - Option to pre-purchase event passes [6]yes - Notes: [1] Organizational with qualifying participation (maintaining a contribution of 3 resources to OGF work), otherwise At-Large [2] 15-minute speaking opportunity during plenary session or reception at an OGF event [3] Event Passes may be used for free access to OGF events during the annual membership period [4] Individual Membership fee is waived so long as individual maintains attendance at 2 out of the last 3 events [5] Two-year membership commitment receives a 10% discount when paid at one time. Three year and longer commitments receive a 15% discount. [6] Passes for future events are available for purchase at the discounted rate of $495 each. Passes are good for the membership duration.

30 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 30 Becoming a Member Join as an organization: Join as an individual: Send membership questions to ( or contact Joel Replogle (

31 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 31 Overview History & Mission Organization & Leadership Groups & Deliverables Events & Activities Membership & Involvement Next Steps

32 © 2009 Open Grid Forum 32 Next Step – Engage! Become a member Register as an individual member OR Facilitate your company becoming an organizational member Gain visibility for your company by sponsoring a future OGF event Encourage technical talent in your organization to engage in OGF work Attend event sessions Community Workshop Chartered Group session BoF session Keynotes and presentation Become involved in a group Subscribe to a group email list Obtain a GridForge login and join a group Read/comment on draft specifications Other Network/share expertise with experts and peers at OGF events Subscribe to OGF e-newsletter Engage in promoting OGF in your region

33 © 2009 Open Grid Forum Thank You! Thank you! Joel Replogle OGF Executive Director 33

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