:: Session 16: Day 6: Time 9:00 to
Principles and Architectures for Grid Middlewares
Lisa Childers, Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Charles Bacon
: Lisa Childers
This talk provides an overview of grid
the Open Grid Services Architecture
* The problem: supporting Virtual Organizations
* Non-functional requirements
- Interoperability, uniformity of interfaces,
* Functional requirements
- Security, execution, data, information, runtime
- Grid middleware and the Globus Toolkit [view
Ms Rachana Ananthakrishnan, MSc
Rachana Ananthakrishnan took an MSc in Computer Science in 2002.
She worked as an Associate Instructor at the Dept of Computer
Science at Indiana University in 2000, becoming a Research Assistant
at the Extreme Computing Lab at Indiana from 2001 – 2002.
She then worked as a pre-Doctoral appointee at the Distributed
Systems Lab (Argonne National Laboratory) from 2002 – 2004.
She currently divides her time between the Computational Institute
at the University of Chicago and working as a Senior Software
Developer at the Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne.
She developed the current authorization engine in the Java
Globus Tookit 4.0 core, as well as many of the available plug-ins,
and is now leading all Java Globus Tookit security development
work. She also worked on the GT3 security infrastructure, developed
the Community Authorization Service (CAS), and the GT4 Delegation
Service. Currently, she is working with the GT team on the design
and development of the next-generation attribute and authorization
Mr Charles Bacon
Charles Bacon is packaging coordinator for the Globus Toolkit.
He is the author of the GT4 Sysadmin Guide as well as the GT4
Quickstart, and a co-author of the GT4 Build A Service Tutorial.
Dr Lisa Childers
As the Technical Product Manager for the Globus Toolkit, Lisa
Childers' responsibilities include overall coordination of GT4
development and serving as a technical point-of-contact to various
international partners, collaborators and users of Globus software.
Lisa has delivered numerous tutorials worldwide on the Globus
Toolkit, and is coauthor of the book "Globus Toolkit 4: Programming
Java Services". She is a member of the Globus Alliance through
her affiliation with the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS)
Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where she has worked
since 1997, as well as through the Computation Institute of University
Prior to her association with the Globus Alliance, Lisa worked
in the Futures Laboratory of Argonne as a Senior Scientific Programmer.
As a member of the Futures Lab, Lisa helped to found the Access
Grid, a multimedia, wide-area, group-to-group collaboration framework.
Before joining Argonne, Lisa spent 15 years in the employ of the
statistical software company SPSS, Inc. It was in her position
as Senior Software Engineer at SPSS that Lisa gained experience
in creating production-quality software.