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OMII-Europe attracts large crowds to OGF20 event

Published: 21 May 2007

OMII-Europe attracted large crowds to their booth and presentation in Manchester, UK. Project participants attending the event were constantly answering questions and demonstrating the software. Many people, both from e-science and commerce, were interested in finding out more about the OMII-Europe project and the possibility for future collaboration.

OMII-Europe (the open Middleware Infrastructrue Institute for Europe) is an EU project that is building interoperable software components to overcome the difficulties brought about by heterogeneous Grid middleware platforms. The middleware platforms that OMII-Europe is focusing on are gLite, Globus, UNICORE, OMII-UK and CROWN. The standards emerging from OGF are used by OMII-Europe to achieve interoperability.

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) is a community of users, developers, and vendors leading the global standardisation effort for grid computing. Several times a year, OGF brings together the worldwide grid community to discuss the latest developments. The attendees of these events work in the commercial sector, in research labs, in universities, in press and analyst firms, and in government. OGF20 was held from the 7th-11th of May in Manchester, UK and attracted 900 attendees.

OMII-Europe is an EU-funded project with 16 established partners from Europe, USA and China, one of whom is the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

Our photo shows Alistair Dunlop (Project Manager) and Stephen Brewer (Deputy Project Manager) at the OMII-Europe exhibition stand.

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