GRID IN CANADA
WestGrid is a 14-institution, CFI-funded project to provide grid-enabled high performance computing,
collaboration and visualization resources across western Canada. Across four provinces, WestGrid relies
on the regional and national advanced networking provided by CANARIE, BCNET, Netera Alliance, SRNet and MRNet.
GridX1 uses computational resources at the Centre for Subatomic Research at the University of Alberta,
the Research Computing Centre at the University of Victoria, the WestGrid cluster at the University of
British Columbia, and the Research Computing Support Group at the National Research Centre in Ottawa to
create an experimental grid computing facility across Canada.
Grid Canada is a partnership between CANARIE, the National Research Council, and C3.ca to grid-enable the nation.
Global Grid Forum (GGF)
The Global Grid Forum (GGF) is the community of users, developers, and vendors leading the globabl standardization
effort for grid computing. The GGF community consists of thousands of individuals in industry and research,
representing more than 400 organizations in more than 50 countries.
The Globus Alliance
The Globus Alliance is a community of organizations and individuals developing fundamental technologies behind the
Grid. These technologies let people share computing power, databases, instruments, and other online tools securely
across corporate, institutional, and geographic boundaries without sacrificing local autonomy.
National E-Science Centre
The National E-Science Centre's was created to stimulate and sustain the development of e-Science in the UK, to
contribute significantly to its international development and to ensure that its techniques are rapidly propagated
to commerce and industry.
Grid Computing Info Centre
The Grid Computing Information Centre aims to promote the development and advancement of technologies that provide
seamless and scalable access to wide-area distributed resources.