GlobusWORLD Announces Most Comprehensive Enterprise Grid Event of the Year Boston; February 7-11, 2005

GlobusWORLD to Deliver the Essential Grid Info the Enterprise IT Professional

Needs: Case Studies, Technical Tutorials (Beginner-Level to Advanced), and

Timely Panel Discussions

Nov 10, 2004, 00:00 ET from GlobusWORLD

    BOSTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobusWORLD ( ) today
 announced the most comprehensive enterprise Grid event that an IT professional
 can attend in 2005.  GlobusWORLD 2005 (Feb. 7-11; Boston) will feature a full
 roster of technical Grid content including: tutorials (from beginner- to
 advanced-level); enterprise Grid panels moderated by Network World, CIO
 Magazine, and Computerworld; essential Grid standards updates; and keynotes by
 leading Grid pioneers, vendors and end users.
     GlobusWORLD is the only event that bridges the gap between cutting edge
 research and enterprise Grid applications.  GlobusWORLD 2005 sponsors include
 leading vendors, such as Data Synapse, HP, IBM, Intel, MCNC, Nortel Networks
 and Sun Microsystems; as well as leading research organizations, such as
 Argonne National Laboratory, Global Grid Forum, ISI, and NCSA.  Media sponsors
 include Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World.
     "There has been a major evolution in Grid over the last two years," said
 GlobusWORLD program co-chair, Ian Foster.  "What started as a high performance
 computing project in research and academia ten years ago has grown into one of
 the most exciting IT architecture progressions in the enterprise.  We're
 seeing instances in which commercial-level deployments are achieving great
 results in terms of performance and cost savings, but there are also some
 hurdles that need to be addressed before Grid begins to reach its full
 potential in the enterprise.  GlobusWORLD is the center of these essential
 discussions taking place between the open source Grid community, Standards
 bodies and Grid Vendors -- and is the premier place for enterprise IT
 professionals to gain hype-free, practical Grid knowledge for their
     GlobusWORLD 2005's "Enterprise Grid" track will turn the spotlight on the
 essential information that the enterprise IT professional needs for practical
 decision-making in his or her organization.  In addition to investigating
 technical Grid issues, this track will take a close look at Grid's
 relationship to other emerging enterprise trends, through discussions on
 topics such as virtualization, utility computing, service-oriented
 architectures (SOA), application performance issues, data center automation
 and service level agreements.
     At GlobusWORLD 2005, Network World editor in chief, John Dix, will lead a
 panel of technical-level professionals from Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel and SAP,
 investigating how Grid will affect the future of the end-to-end network.  CIO
 Magazine technology editor, Chris Lindquist, will lead a panel of early
 adopter CIOs from the financial, manufacturing and publishing industries --
 highlighting "lessons learned."  Participating on the CIO panel will be the
 CIO of Bowne & Co., the world's largest financial printer, and the CIO of
 Burlington Coat Factory, a major national retailer.
     If you would like to register to attend GlobusWORLD 2005, please visit: .
     If you would like information on available sponsorship opportunities,
 please send an email to conference co-chair, Greg Nawrocki, at:
     If you are a member of the press who would like to participate in or
 attend GlobusWORLD, please send an inquiry to:
     About GlobusWORLD
     GlobusWORLD is the premier Grid conference featuring the Globus
 Toolkit(R). If you want to learn about the Grid, go straight to the source --
 only GlobusWORLD is organized by designers and developers of the toolkit that
 is central to virtually every major Grid deployment worldwide.
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