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I2-NEWS: NSF Middleware Initiative Release 4.0 Features the Latest in Grid Services and Identity Management Components
- From: "Michelle Pollak" <>
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- Subject: I2-NEWS: NSF Middleware Initiative Release 4.0 Features the Latest in Grid Services and Identity Management Components
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:04:55 -0500
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- Organization: Internet2
Title: I2-NEWS: NSF Middleware Initiative Release 4.0 Features the Latest in Grid Services and Identity Management Components
NSF MIDDLEWARE INITIATIVE RELEASE 4.0 FEATURES THE LATEST IN GRID SERVICES AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMPONENTS
Systems integration teams contribute leading software, white papers and best practices
December 16, 2003 -- Today's fourth release by the National Science Foundation Middleware Initiative (NMI) includes a wide range of software, services, documents and recommendations for the effective use of information technology in research and education. NMI-R4 emphasizes open-source solutions to issues critical to collaboration across multiple organizations that may be separated by geography and by divergent local computing architectures.
The release, available for free to the public at http://www.nsf-middleware.org, is designed to facilitate sharing of on-line resources. NMI-R4 includes a robust collection of tools and services for organizations to build their security and identity management infrastructure. New and updated components in NMI-R4 include several that emphasize Grid services, a new type of capability that uses open-source, open-architecture tools to build on popular Web service standards. Grid services make it much simpler for developers to create easy-to-use applications for accessing massive databases, computing power, networks and instrumentation across the Internet.
The release also features a rich variety of tools contributed by the NMI-EDIT Consortium of Internet2, EDUCAUSE and SURA. From deployment guides and testing packages for enterprise directories to an architecture for groups management, the portfolio reflects and accommodates the varying requirements across the R&E community.
Review the full release at: http://www.nsf-middleware.org/Outreach/news_12-16-03.asp.
Tom Garritano (630-252-7641, )
Ann West (906-487-1726, )
For more information:
- I2-NEWS: NSF Middleware Initiative Release 4.0 Features the Latest in Grid Services and Identity Management Components, Michelle Pollak, 12/16/2003
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