Grid is a
persistent infrastructure that supports computation-intensive and
data-intensive collaborative activities, especially when these activities span
organizations. Grid computing facilitates the formation of "Virtual
Organizations" for shared use of distributed computational resources.
||Under the leadership of
Foster, the DSL hosts research and development activities
designed to realize the potential of "Grids" for computational science and engineering.
Together with Carl Kesselman's Center
for Grid Technologies at the University of Southern California Information
Sciences Institute, we are co-founders of the Globus
AllianceTM, a highly-collaborative
international and multidisciplinary effort to make Grid computing a reality.
Our group is dedicated to making such systems both usable and broadly accessible. To this end,
we conduct research in both fundamental infrastructure issues and application
concepts, build research prototypes, and partner with groups seeking to build production
Grid systems. We also create experimental infrastructure and participate in
national and international testbeds.