This session focuses on key issues bound up with the future development and deployment of grids, with particular reference to new business models, best practices, and interoperability to ensure standardization and a level-playing field for all companies.
The GridEcon project designs the technology needed to create an efficient European grid market for trading computing resources. It will also provide the foundation for a series of value-added services that ensure quality for future Grid users over time. The talk demonstrates the advantages of the GridEcon marketplace, including benefits for SMEs, the backbone of the EU economy.
The iSURF Project focuses on ISU services that facilitate real-time information sharing and collaboration between enterprises by providing semantic support for electronic business document interoperability. Specifications are being developed through the OASIS Semantic Support for Electronic Business Document Interoperability (SET) TC with the aim of standardizing the semantic descriptions.
Business Grid promises the wide adoption of economic valuable Grid services, but business components involve more stringent requirements in terms of security, confidentiality, trust, guarantees etc. In this talk, the S-Sicilia project, a 2-year collaboration between Oracle and the COMETA consortium, presents aims for a Grid-based business infrastructure to provide business services with guaranteed QoS for SME companies.
Platform offers how innovative and intelligent use of current Grid technology enables datacenters to optimize their energy consumption by slightly modified scheduling policies. By scheduling workload respective to the application's energy-profile, spatial and temporal heat distribution is controlled. Without reducing the capabilities of the datacenter, this results in direct cost reductions as well as minimization of power related operational risk. A practical implementation plan and ROI calculation is presented.