Monday, November 12, 2007

Open Grid Forum Sees Adoption of its HPC Specification

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) said its High Performance Computing (HPC) Basic Profile specification will be adopted in product releases planned by several commercial providers including Microsoft, Altair, and Platform Computing.

The HPC Basic Profile will enable users of Microsoft's Window's HPC Server 2008, Altair's PBS Professional, and Platform LSF products to achieve interoperability and manage resources across multi-site, multi-vendor grids. The Profile will also be implemented in open source software running some of the world's largest production grids in North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Open Grid Forum (OGF) was formed in June 2006 with the merger of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) and the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA).