GridWorld Kicks Off Next Week in Washington D.C

IDG World Expo, the producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, in collaboration with the Open Grid Forum (OGF) and GlobusWORLD provided a preview of next week's GridWorld(TM), taking place September 11-15, 2006 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. Event highlights include conference tracks and group sessions detailing the commercial benefits of grid computing, keynotes from industry leaders, numerous networking opportunities and a showcase of the leading companies in the industry. This year's conference theme is "Achieving Agility, Efficiency and Innovation in the Enterprise."

GridWorld is a B2B conference focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing for Enterprise IT strategists worldwide. GridWorld also brings together the international grid community for in-depth working sessions on user requirements, best practices and interoperable software standards.

This year's event introduces two new programs to support and address the adoption of grid in the commercial marketplace. The Solutions Program will focus on the business case for grid, strategic business solutions and value for Senior IT Management. This is an intensive two-day program with enterprise oriented content for vertical markets including Finance, Life Sciences Manufacturing, Design, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Government and eScience. Some of the companies who are presenting in the Solutions Program include American Express, BBC Northern Ireland, Cisco Systems, Duke University, Pfizer, Wachovia, Wyeth and several others. The Technology Program is a four-day program that will explain the "how-to's" of grid deployment with technically oriented content across all platforms, proprietary and open source, for IT Architects, Technology Innovators, Developers, System Administrators, IT Managers, Integrators and Architects. Presenters include representatives from Penguin Computing, CapGemini, Argonne National Lab, IBM, Tangosol and many more.

GridWorld will also host the Community and Standards Program which meets three times each year to discuss grid specifications and requirements and to communicate new ideas and best practices - bringing together grid researchers, practitioners, developers and implementers from around the world. Group sessions will focus on the continued development of shared approaches, grid specifications and best practices for grids.

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