Mike Boniface (IT Innovation)
The journey from proof-of-concepts and operational Grid research infrastructures to credible Enterprise technologies has significant technical, economical and cultural challenges. For the last 10 years IT Innovation has been working with industry and commerce to address these challenges from the early days of meta-computing experiments to the Grid and now Service-Oriented Infrastructures. This presentation revisits the evolving vision and proposition presented by the Grid research community to industry over the last decade. The barriers for adoption of successful operational research Grids in commercial context are presented and success stories that show how these barriers can be overcome.