What Are OGF Events

OGF Events: Something for Everyone
Several times each year, the Open Grid Forum brings together the worldwide grid community to discuss the latest developments in defining grid specifications and requirements and to communicate new ideas and best practices. During these 3-4 days sessions, OGF working groups discuss and advance draft specifications toward publication and Research Groups explore future trends and applications of grids in a variety of commercial and research communities. New groups and communities are proposed through Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions and tutorials offer hands-on training and experience with grid implementations and technologies.

Multiple events for multiple interests
OGF is truly global in scope and holds events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. One or more event each year serves as a plenary session, with a robust, multi-tracked program aimed at a wide range of specialties and interests. Other events are more focused on efforts to develop and promote grid standards.

Who attends OGF events?
Attendees work in the commercial sector, in research labs, in universities, in press and analyst firms, and in government. Some represent independent software vendors and others are designers and programmers who produce grid solutions for their enterprise. In addition, representatives of grid communities--healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, financial services firms, physicists, astronomers, educators, artists, and others--look to OGF events for the latest information on standards, trends in grid computing, and new and novel uses of computational grids and collaborative environments. OGF events attract hundreds of participants from around the world.














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