NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2002-2003

Date:   Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Time:   Withers 402A, NCSU Historical Campus
Place:   10:00 AM (Talk) (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:   Martin F. Maldonado , IBM   (... for a copy of slides, click here ...)

Grid Computing: Architecture and Standards

Abstract:   Grid Computing is a technology that virtualizes computing resources. It is distributed computing over a network using open standards to enable heterogeneous operations. This presentation discusses Grid Computing in the context of IBM's On Demand Business initiative, to include a brief description of problems addressed by grids, the deployment options for grids and uses of grids. A major part of the discussion is the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) with related topics such as the Autonomic Computing, Global Grid Forum (GGF), Globus Project, and Globus ToolkitTM. This presentation concludes with examples of grid implementations and IBM's product support for grid computing.

Short Bio:   Martin F. Maldonado is a Technical Architect for Grid Computing Americas, with a focus on Universities and Research. He has technical consulting experience in e-business application design, development and implementation to include system integration. Martin has a background in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, education, US shipbuilding, defense and education industries. Previously, Martin was a member of the team developing WebpShere Commerce Suite and Catalog Architect. He received an IBM Invention Achievement Award for patent submissions and technical disclosures in such areas as electronic data interchange (EDI) and data modeling. Also, he is IBM Certified for e-business Solution Designer, IBM Certified Developer XML and related technologies and Certified Computing Professional (CCP) from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professional. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Hosts:   Mladen Vouk, Information Technology Division, Computer Science Department and CACC

Colloquia Home Page.