Wednesday, 3 March 2010

GlobusWorld 2010

Globus is one of the most prevalent middlewares in use for Grid computing and is used extensively in the NGS. GlobusWorld is the main shindig for globus developers and users to share their experiences of the software. This year's GlobusWorld is being held at Argonne National Laboratory, on the outskirts of Chicago.

The NGS presentation on "Authentication in the NGS" went down well with interest in MEG and the Certificate Wizard. It was also interesting to find out that GSI-SSHTerm is now embedded into the US Teragrid portal.

Certificate ease of use issues were echoed by other institutions who all seemed to be doing their own integration of identity provider and grid software so users can use their institutional credentials to get short-lived certificates.

There have also been many interesting talks about the latest advances in globus-related Middleware, in particular version 5 of the Globus Toolkit (gt5) and their cloud-like service

Tomorrow is the final day of the conference with tutorial sessions on the Globus Toolkit and

Further information on the above NGS tools/services can be found under Use the NGS / User Tools on the NGS Web site.

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