DSL research objective:
Under the leadership of Dr. Ian 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.
Examples of DSL projects:CEDPS : Center for Enabling Distributed Petascale Science
CDIGS : Community Driven Improvement of Globus Software
ESG: Earth System Grid
Globus Toolkit: Grid Computing Middleware
OSG: Open Science Grid
XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment