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To stay informed about GRIDS Center news and events, subscribe to the GRIDS Center Newsletter by sending e-mail to with "subscribe news" in the body of the message. Subscribers will receive the latest issue of the GRIDS Center Newsletter. See our archive of previous newsletters, too.

Be sure to check out the Grid Projects and Deployments System, our growing database of highlights from projects based on software supported by the GRIDS Center. To add an example, email

Grid-Related Stories

Here are some stories from this year about Grid computing projects that are based primarily on components in the GRIDS Center Software Suite. See our archive of stories from previous years.

  • An InfoWorld article describes NMI efforts in developing and hardening core middleware for research and education. The story cites successful applications of GRIDS software such as  the Globus Toolkit and Condor-G.  (6/2004)

  • NSF announced availability of NMI-R5 (including the GRIDS Center Software Suite) with a news release describing middleware-based application successes for research and education.  (5/2004)

  • Members of GRIDS contributed to a pair of new papers describing, respectively, significant developments in the Grid3 and NEESgrid deployment projects.  (4/2004)

  • A recent "On the Grid" column in ClusterWorld magazine gives some helpful rules of thumb for setting up your own Grid. Other PDFs are archived three months after publication.  (4/2004)

  • The NEESgrid integration project within NSF's Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation conducted a successful experiment with colleagues in Japan, creating new opportunities for international collaboration.  (4/2004)

  • The second International Summer School on Grid Computing will be held in Naples, Italy, July 18-30.  Leading experts will lecture on middleware, deployment and applications for students, who will perform hands-on practical exercises.  (3/2004)

  • WIRED has a lengthy feature about progress in the large-scale Grid deployment by CERN's Large Hadron Collider project, which is preparing for massive amount of data that the high energy physics instrument will produce.  (3/2004)

  • IEEE Distributed Systems Online interviewed the GRIDS Center's  Ian Foster regarding the recently announced WS-Resource Framework, a set of specifications hastening the convergence of Grid and Web services.  (2/2004)

  • EWeek offers analysis of Grid opportunities and obstacles, citing the NMI-based ROCKS cluster demo at SC03 as evidence that grids are increasingly simple to install.  (2/2004)

  • LinuxJournal lists four reasons that Linux could become the basis for ubiquitous Grid computing.  (2/2004)

  • GRIDS co-sponsored the highly successful GlobusWORLD 2004, the premier conference on Grid computing.  A wealth of presentation materials has been posted in the conference's program section, and the news section has numerous stories centering on a major announcement about the new WS-Resource Framework.  (2/2004)

  • Announcement of the WS-Resource Framework prompted extensive press coverage, including InfoWorld, CNet, Internet News, Cover Pages and Information Week. For related press coverage, see the GlobusWORLD news archive.  (1/2004)

  • IBM and Charles Schwab announced results of their joint research and develoment efforts to apply Grid technologies to financial services problems.  (1/2004)

Grid-Related Papers

Want to learn more about Grid computing? Read various papers that provide an overview of grid computing, grid software components, higher-level services and tools, applications, and Grid-related research. Articles are generally available in GNU-zipped postscript (PS) and in Adobe Acrobat PDF formats.  

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