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  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:15:55 -0400

GGF9 (Chicago) 5-8 October 2003
Advance registration ends *this Friday* - September 26. The Hotel
Deadline for Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers is also *this Friday* -
September 26. Registration and Lodging information:

There are currently 66 WG/RG/BOF scheduled sessions and 4 Workshops.
View and click on
download schedule at a glance.

Workshops include:
* Semantic Grid Workshop
* P2P and Grids: Synergies and Opportunities Workshop
* Life Sciences Grid Workshop
* Designing and Building Grid Services Workshop

Approved BOF's For GGF9 include:
* Astronomical Grid Community-RG
* Grid Support for Ubiquitous Computing-RG
* Grid Federations
* Workflow Management-RG
* Business Process Grid-WG
* Metadata Management Services Architecture-WG
* Grid API-WG
* Configuration Description, Deployment, and Lifecycle

Clare Spartz
Director of Marketing and Membership
Global Grid Forum
work: +1.630.252.0924

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The Global Grid Forum (GGF) is a community-initiated forum of 5000+ individual researchers and practitioners working on distributed computing, or "grid" technologies. GGF's primary objective is to promote and support the development, deployment, and implementation of Grid technologies and applications via the creation and documentation of "best practices" - technical specifications, user experiences, and implementation guidelines.]

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Sept. 24, 2003

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Will Help Bring High-Speed Networking to Households

PITTSBURGH -- The National Science Foundation has awarded $7.5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and seven other institutions to bring high-speed Internet connections to American homes. The award, through NSF's Information Technology Research program, was announced Sept. 17.

PSC will contribute networking experts and infrastructure to help develop a testbed for a future, high-speed Internet.

The project, tentatively dubbed "100 x 100," will wire 100 households with 100 megabit per second (Mbps) Internet connections -- about 100 times faster than currently available broadband connections -- with the ultimate goal of upgrading millions of households within the next few years. Together with Carnegie Mellon University, Fraser Research, Rice University, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Internet2 and ATT Research, PSC will help design and implement testbed networks in Pittsburgh, Pa., Houston, Texas and Princeton, NJ and a national network to link the testbeds.

"The Internet wasn't designed with high-speed, home access in mind," said PSC network engineer Matt Mathis, who will help design the architecture of the new networks. "For 100 Mbps to every home to work, we have to rethink the fundamental design of the network." Mathis, an expert on network tuning, will work on network protocols to ensure that advanced applications, such as video on demand, meet the expectations of high-speed, home users.

PSC will also contribute resources at the Pittsburgh GigaPoP to the effort. The GigaPoP -- a high-speed network crossroads -- manages fiber-optic cable connections to Internet backbones and Abilene, an exclusive, high-speed research network. These high-bandwidth connections will provide access to resources such as digital libraries and the Visible Human database -- resources that require high-speed connections and that will demonstrate the potential of 100 Mbps to the home.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with the Westinghouse Electric Company. It was established in 1986 and is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry.

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Sean Fulton
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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