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Atlanta Chapter

March, 2003

Meeting Abstract

Metacomputing and Grid Frameworks


In this talk we will discuss software infrastructures for resource aggregation and sharing across computer networks. Such technologies encompass clustering, network computing, metacomputing, and recently grids. This talk will will trace the evolution of metacomputing frameworks and their culmination in today's grids. The principles, technical issues and solution strategies underlying grid systems will comprise the body of the talk.


Vaidy Sunderam is a professor of Computer Science at Emory University. His research interests are in parallel and distributed processing systems, and infrastructures for collaborative computing. His prior and current research efforts have focused on system architectures and implementations for heterogeneous metacomputing, including the PVM system and several other frameworks such as IceT, CCF, and Harness. Professor Sunderam teaches computer science at the beginning, advanced, and graduate levels, and advises graduate theses in the area of computer systems.

Meeting Location and Time

Thursday, March 20 th, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.
Corporate Values Room
Bell South Tower in midtown Atlanta
(near Crawford Long Hospital, the North Avenue Marta station and the Renaissance Hotel)