Newswise — (Chicago, IL) February 22, 2011 – Researchers, software developers, and cyberinfrastructure providers will convene at GlobusWORLD 2011 to see and experience new technologies at the intersection of grid and cloud computing. GlobusWORLD 2011, to be held April 11-13 at Argonne, near Chicago, will feature Globus user success stories, expanded software-as-a-service capabilities in Globus Online, updates on Globus Toolkit development, and sneak peeks into new features in the pipeline. For more information and to register, visit the GlobusWORLD web site (www.globusworld.org).
This does sound like an interesting event particularly as it discusses both the grid and cloud computing space, both platforms which continue merge as we start offering a range of services around the HPC and compute on demand space, as well as virtualization or applications down a wire so to speak. There are exciting times ahead and real opportunities for innovation, for transformation and revenue generation, not to mention making applications and services more accessible where they might not necessarily have been so before thanks to the economics involved, as we scale up the users the opportunities to reduce licensing costs, to pay on use create models of consumption at a lower entry cost, Office on demand so to speak, rather than the full edition so to speak, great for the user and the enterprise alike.