Dan Fraser (Globus)
Globus software was devleoped to enable previously disconnected communities to securely share computational resources and data that span organizational boundaries. As a community driven project, the Globus commiunity is continually creating and enhancing Grid technology to make it easier to administer Grids as well as lowering the barriers to entry for both Grid users and Grid developers. In this presentation we will give a brief snapshot of Globus technology today and provide a look into the future of Globus development and how communities are contributing toward an even brighter future tomorrow. Dr. Dan Fraser is the Director of the Community Development & Improvement program for Globus Software, and is also head of the Globus GridFTP team. Formerly he was the Senior Architect for Grid Middleware at Sun Microsystems. He has over a decade of experience in designing and implementing grid solutions. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Utah State University. His current research interests include Service Oriented Science, grid metrics, and in making Grid technologies easier to use and generally more accessible.