NASA’s latest research in grid computing technology will be showcased
at an upcoming two-day workshop. The 2001 Information Power Grid
Workshop (IPG) will be held Dec. 4-5, 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Cabana
Hotel in Palo Alto.

The IPG is NASA’s high performance computational grid, a network of
geographically distributed computational resources-from medium-scale
computers to the most powerful supercomputers, large databases, and
scientific instruments.

“The upcoming IPG workshop will provide a tremendous opportunity to
see how grid technology is being used to construct and operate a 21st
century infrastructure that efficiently and seamlessly integrates
computational and data resources, as well as on-line instruments,
into a system that can be used to support current and future NASA
applications,” said Dr. Thomas Hinke of NASA Ames Research Center in
California’s Silicon Valley and a conference organizer.

Among the more than 30 presentations are: “Aviation Safety Using
Numerical Propulsion System Simulations on the IPG” (Robert Griffin,
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland); “Production-Level Distributed
Parametric Study Capabilities for the Grid” (Maurice Yarrow, NASA
Ames); and “Portals – Alliance User Portal” (Doru Marcusiu, National
Center for Supercomputing Applications).

Workshop presenters include research and development teams from each
of the major IPG-related organizations. The IPG is a collaborative
effort between NASA’s Ames, Glenn and Langley research centers and
the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for Advanced
Computational Infrastructure programs at the San Diego Supercomputer
Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The
IPG is now funded under the Computing, Information and Communications
Technology Program at NASA Ames.

Further information about the conference is available at