Charlie Catlett
Chair, Global Grid Forum

Executive Director, TeraGrid project

Q: What is the importance of the Global Grid Forum?
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Bill Feiereisen
Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Computer and Computational Sciences Division (effective April 2002)

Former Director, NASA's Numerical Aerospace Simulation Systems Division

Q: How will the grid change?
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Q: How will the grid keep up with other technological advancements?
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Rick Stevens
Chief Computational Architect, National Computational Science Alliance

Director, Argonne National Laboratory's Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Q: How have visions of the grid evolved?
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Q: What follows the current vision?
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Paul Messina
Chair, Global Grid Forum Advisory Committee

Former Director, California Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Computing Research

Q: Why now?
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Q: How do we make the grid commonplace?
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Dan Reed
Director, National Computational Science Alliance

Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Q: Why is the TeraGrid critical to grid development?
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Q: What aspect of the grid will be most important for tomorrow's users?
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Francine Berman
Director, National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure

Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Q: Why is the grid the next big thing?
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Q: What is the role of data on the grid?
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Ed Seidel
Head, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics' Numerical Relativity Group

Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Q: What might a big simulation on the grid look like?
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Miron Livny
Professor, University of Wisconsin

Head, Condor high-throughput computing project

Q: Why build the grid?
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Q: How do researchers ensure the grid will work?
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Ian Foster
Associate Director, Argonne National Laboratory's Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Professor, University of Chicago

Q: What's the importance of middleware?
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Bill Johnston
Project Manager, NASA's Information Power Grid

Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Q: How might a research scientist use the grid?
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Francine Berman
Dan Reed
grid lines

Paul Messina

Rick Stevens
Ed Seidel
Miron Livny
What is the
Ian Foster
Bill Johnston
Grid ?
Charlie Catlett

Bill Feireisen

Grids are both a dream and a tool for realizing even larger dreams. Today, most grids are small and research oriented. They're early forays away from the coast and into a vast, unexplored ocean. Tomorrow, the grid will be a single, sustained engine for scientific invention. It will link petaflops of computing power, petabytes of data, simulation and modeling codes of every stripe, sensors and instruments around the globe, and tools for discovering and managing these resources. At your desktop and at your whim, you'll have access to the world and its computing assets. What you do with them is the larger dream.

This multimedia presentation introduces some of the leaders in grid development. They describe what the grid will become, how it will get there, and what it will allow scientists to do.

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