In the News
April 2, 2007
"Back to the Future"
an Foster, Charlie Catlett and Carl Kesselman are visionaries developing an approach to architectural virtualization on a grand scale. | read more>
March 28, 2007
"Java grid computing"
Ian Foster's three criteria for grids is referred to in an introduction of Java-based frameworks for the grid and cluster computing. These defining criteria help the author set-up examples for helping the reader determine if what they want or need are grid technologies. | read more>
March 23, 2007
Chicago Sun Times
"Star 'blown up' by U. of C. team"
But it's in fact a complicated research project unveiled Thursday by researchers at the Flash Center, University of Chicago. Instead of blowing up the Death Star, these scientists "blew up'' a so-called White Dwarf Star -- on a computer -- to help learn more about a mysterious force known as "dark energy.'' | read more>
March 9, 2007
"Rick Stevens: Connecting Computing to Science"
Perhaps the two most important technologies of the 21st century will be information technology and biotechnology. Certainly they have become the most rapidly expanding domains of our era. At the Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, the Computing and Life Sciences (CLS) directorate is attempting to synergize these two technologies to fulfill the department's mission. Heading the CLS directorate is Rick Stevens, a man who seems perfectly suited for the type of interdisciplinary work that the organization is doing. There, he is able to indulge his deep interests in algorithms, math and science, especially biological science. | read more>
March 7, 2007
"Swift for Grid Workflow Management"
The folks over at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, a close relative of those that brought us the Globus Toolkit understand these complexities and have introduced Swift. Swift is an open source (naturally) software component that can be used to manage access to Grid services including those associated with the Globus Toolkit (again, naturally). | read more>
January 27, 2007
"Grid computing gaining acceptance"
Grid computing pioneer and Director of CI, Ian Foster, comments on overcoming hurdles to establish academic grids and bridging disciplines by developing protocols and middleware. | read more>
November 20, 2006
Government Computer News
"Grid accelerates research"
Globus Toolkit used to help deliver CERN data to labs worldwide. The FermiLab processes thousands of jobs a day with the use of the grid tools. | read more>
September 18, 2006
"GridWorld Announces 'Industry Leadership Awards'"
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago/Univa Corp., and IBM are the first ever winners of the inaugural GridWorld "Industry Leadership Awards." The awards were presented at the annual GridWorld conference in Washington, D.C. The awards were conceived in an effort to recognize an individual and an organization for their contributions in building Grid awareness by providing technical and business leadership in bringing the technology of Grid and service-oriented IT solutions to the market. | read more>
August 27, 2006
"Looking Back at GridWorld, Ahead to EGEE'06"
Article summarizes the GridWorld conference and mentions coverage on CI director, Ian Foster, in GRIDwire. | read more>
March 1, 2006
"Grid computing innovator Ian Foster to lead Computation Institute"
Ian Foster has been appointed director of the Computation Institute, a joint project between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory that addresses the most challenging computational and communications problems arising from a broad range of intellectual pursuits. Also appointed, as Associate Director of the Institute, is Jonathan Silverstein, Assistant Professor in Surgery at the University. | read more>