Open Grid Services Architecture
A decade after taking its first steps as a research project, grid computing is on the road to “pervasive adoption” across all types of organization, from the campus to the enterprise data center. While many forms of grid infrastructure exist today, some proprietary and some based on open protocols and software components, the key to continued progress in the evolution of grid computing is standardization. By building grids and applications on standards-based components, architects can meet their organizations’ needs with confidence that they are interoperable with other standards-based grids, and that they can grow and adapt as those needs change. The Global Grid Forum’s (GGF) Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA(tm)) describes a service-oriented grid architecture that addresses standardization by defining a set of foundational capabilities for interoperable grids. The OGSA working group publishes the architecture framework and related documents. In this session the speaker will: * Discuss the evolution of grid computing; * Explain how a service-oriented grid fits with other leading-edge enterprise technologies; * Provide details of OGSA and its core capabilities, including progress and plans.