Argonne National Laboratory

Access Grid Wins R&D 100 Award

July 9, 2007

Researchers in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory have won an R&D 100 award for Access Grid 3.0: Group Collaboration Software. The award is given annually by R&D magazine to the year's most technologically significant new products.

Access Grid 3 software enables groups of people to collaborate using open source standards and Internet technology. The Access Grid environment is designed to provide a natural feel, where users can see and hear one another, projected on a large display wall. More than just videoconferencing, the Access Grid enables participants to share and interact with files and applications. The open nature of the Access Grid software has attracted thousands of users from around the world and encouraged numerous commercial and research institutions to extend the software for their purposes.