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developerWorks: Grid Guru: An Interview with Argonne's Steve Tuecke

Feb 20, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Although scientists have been using Grid technologies since the Condor project began scavenging up idle computer cycles at the University of Wisconsin in the mid-1980s, the really exciting vision of Grid computing--a set of open and ubiquitous standards that real world developers will use for distributed computing--remains a vision of the future. One of the people most actively involved in making that vision a reality is Steve Tuecke, lead software architect in the Distributed Systems Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory and lead architect of the Globus Toolkit, the popular implementation of the OGSA (Open Grid Services Architecture) middleware standards that are the basis of Grid computing.

"Since he first began work on the I-Way supercomputing network seven years ago, software architect Steve Tuecke has been one of the driving forces behind Grid computing. He is lead software architect in the Distributed Systems Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory and lead architect of the Globus Toolkit, the de facto standard open source Grid middleware solution and the inspiration for the emerging standard OGSA (Open Grid Services Architecture), which it implements in the recent Globus Toolkit 3.0 alpha release. Steve is well positioned to offer insight on this cutting-edge technology area. And he did just that in this interview with developerWorks correspondent Robert McMillan.

"developerWorks: Why is there so much interest in the Grid right now?

"Tuecke: I think it's the confluence of a few events. One is during the mid- to late-1990s, there was a huge explosion of connectivity. This explosion really put the infrastructure in place that let companies realistically talk about outsourcing their capabilities, or setting up networks with their partners..."

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