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Grid Computing Now! The UK Experience in the adoption of Grid Computing Technologies. Ian Osborne Project Director Intellect, London +44 20 7331 2054 +44 7793 258219 ian.osborne@intellectuk.org. About Grid Computing Now!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Grid Computing Now! The UK Experience in the adoption of Grid Computing Technologies Ian OsborneProject DirectorIntellect, London+44 20 7331 2054+44 7793 258219ian.osborne@intellectuk.org

  • About Grid Computing Now!A Knowledge Transfer Network project funded by the DTI Technology Programme aimed at transferring knowledge about Grid Computing Technologies to Public and Private Sector Users in the UK.Partnership between Intellect, the UK Hi-Tech Trade Association; National e-Science Centre, a world leader in Grid Computing research; and CNR Ltd, a consultancy focused on SME organisations and business intermediaries.Substantial number of industrial, business user and academic partners

  • UK Government Technology Strategy Development of key technologies (KTNs)To underpin the high value added areas of the UK Economy To generate new streams of economic activity in their own right Development of innovation platformsThe integration of a range of technologies, to meet defined societal need Combined with better co-ordination of policy and procurement instruments to deliver a step change in UK performancehttp://www.dti.gov.uk/

  • Key Technology Areas

  • Grid Computing Now! ObjectivesEstablish wide understanding of the potential of Grid Computing particularly among the IT user communityAccelerate the recognition of requirements and issues for Grid Computing Prepare the UK ICT industry, users and government for Grid Computing Follow through the e-Science Core Programme vision in which demanding scientific research stimulates significant advances in Grid technology which are then transferred to UK industry, healthcare and government.The KTN will engage: IT and business leaders, policy makers in central government, regional government, regional development agencies and the devolved administrations, specialist grid suppliers and service providers, e-Science researchers, consultants and business intermediaries to promote grid computing as a foundation for secure, dynamic, virtual organisations to obtain competitive advantage.

  • Grid Computing Now! Activities to dateWebsiteBackground InformationIndustry News/EventsUser Case Studies Events programmeTechnical OverviewsMultiple vendor perspectivesUser Case StudiesSector AgendaHealthcare; Government; Telecoms; Services; etc..User CommunityNetwork with peersFind useful contactsContribute experienceSome Key Facts:3 yr, 1M/$1.8M FundingLeading suppliers engagedWebsite live August 2005>500 network members80% Business#27 Google Grid Computing600 unique visits/month90% Returning membersAverage visit duration >5mins14 Case Studies6 Invited Industry Talks>20 Target Media Articles

  • Why Grid Computing?What is Grid Computing and the capabilities it holds for business? Grid computing harnesses the massive processing power made possible by distributed computing and applies it to business problems. It does this through virtualising computers, storage and networking resources such that a grid appears as one large computer. A grid computing infrastructure is capable of managing large peaks of work; managing large amounts of processing and automatically adjusting capacity to meet workload.When this infrastructure is combined with business systems that allow users to describe their processes, substantial benefits can be obtained.What benefits does Grid Computing bring to users?Improved Return on Assets Increased Scalability Business Flexibility & AgilityManaging IT Complexity

  • Tangible KTN DeliverablesInward InvestmentMissionsFollow-up ReportsCollaborationPatentingR&D IntensityGrowth in UK:outputemploymentValue addedStandardsBERD 1.8%GDPNewslettersDebatesIdentify technology prioritiesRoadmappingCountry ReportsUK PromotionRising % of Target StakeholdersBenchmark UK CapabilityMediumLongShort

  • Implementation ChallengesOvercoming the Market Confusion!Its not just hype!Different Business DriversWhere is the ROI?System planningNetwork, storage, processorsMiddleware or application server?In house, outsource or vendor?Migration strategyLegacy encapsulation or replacement?Cost modelAccountingLicense management

  • Grid Computing Now! Plans Strategy:Engage & Influence IT leadership in Sectors with potentialIdentify more success stories!Capitalise on collaborative R&D progressGenerate media attentionEnergize community of Grid enthusiasts, expertsSector AgendaPilot Projects: Government InfrastructureHealthcareTransportLeverage Collaborative ProjectsTechnical EventsWebinarsFace to face Showcase eventsMediaCase StudiesCompetitionIndustry platforms

  • Grid and the Public SectorObservations:Highly relevant as part of a service orientated infrastructureMajor changes underway in e-Government initiativesConduct of governmentDelivery of servicesMajor programmes underwayEg. Connecting for HealthMostly outsourced/contractedLimited departmental responsibilityNevertheless:Opportunities of Grid enabled patient innovationseDiaMoNDCancer GridHealthcare@homeOpportunities in integrated services deliveryTransport Information ServicesOpportunities in collaboration across outsourced environmentsCentral & Local Government

  • Establishing Business Process Management

  • The Internet, Web & Open Standards are a new wave

    Assemblyof ServicesApplicationsBusiness scenarios defined within applicationsEvent DrivenBusiness ScenarioServicesTodays worldService Oriented EnterpriseProcesses and business scenarios hard-wired within applicationsHard to make business connections necessary to change and improve processesITs speed of change is limiting factor on business speed of changeExtraction of business scenarios and processes from application landscapeClear focus on defined services, which are reusable through an assebly of servicesInternal and external users get better access to data in different systems

  • Rethinking the role of IT in your enterprise Ad Hoc InteractionsOperational Departments(The Rims)Enterprise Operations (Enterprise Hub)Enterprise Procedure (Spokes)Departmental Process123Inter- EnterpriseProcedure545

  • SummaryThe UK Government has invested heavily in Grid Computing through the eScience programmeThe Grid Computing Now! KTN is designed to capitalise on this investment and developments in the marketWe will be measured as successful if we can point to changes taking place in practice- Adoption of grid computing technologies- Large network of industrial enthusiasts- Inputs towards future government investments- Productivity/Business Improvements underway

    Grid Computing Now! is a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)project run as part of the UK Government's DTITechnology Programme. The aim of the Technology Programme is to promote the adoption of key technologies to improve UK economic development. Grid Computing Technologies are one such example having received a substantial amount of research funding in the past 6 years or so. The aim of the KTN is to capitalise on this learning andtransfer knowledge about Grid Computing Technologies to UK Public and Private sector organisations who may benefit from its adoption. This presentation will describe the plan and key activities of the KTN, revealing some of its initial learnings as it reaches the half-way point. The key areas of interest and enthusiasm of the marketplace will be described, as will the more strategic attempts to engage Public sector organisations in considering the case for change. As the Technology Programme matures, several KTNs are combining their resources to address larger governmental challenges, there is considerable interest in the area of Intelligent Transport; e-Enabled infrastructure for collaboration and the potential to provide breakthroughs in Healthcare administration and treatment. There have been several Collaborative R&D Projects founded in these areas and this project is seen as a vehicle to champion their technology contributions.

    * Now one of 21 funded KTNs, including a consolidation of the old Faradays within the Technology Programme. Intellect is leading a consortium of Electronics Industry luminaries in a bid for an Electronics KTN. #IBM; Microsoft; Oracle; HP; Intel; Sun; BT; Platform; Qinetiq; DTI; e-Science Core Programme; Universities of Newcastle, Oxford & York; Queens University Belfast; Trader Media; Coppertop and The 451 Project.1. Establish wide understanding of the potential of grid computing technologies particularly among the IT user community; The project will achieve increased awareness of the potential for key technologies through the development and publishing of a set of web-based resources using the DTIs Knowledge Transfer Network web platform. These resources will include the publishing of relevant industry news, standards updates and case studies of successful implementations. The platform will also offer a KTN membership database, tools for conferencing and access to reference information.2. Accelerate the recognition of requirements and issues for grid computing; The project will develop a network of enthusiastic and qualified IT professionals from its targeted industry sectors and together they will work with key representatives of the supply community to understand the business potential of grid computing technologies, highlighting and seeking to overcome issues and obstacles which inhibit their successful adoption. 3. Prepare the UK ICT industry, users and government for grid computing; Through awareness, planning and networking activities, the project will seek to raise the debate and demand for incorporation of these technologies in targeted industries embracing both public and private sectors. Intellect will also highlight key elements of the programme in its campaigns aimed at influencing government policy.4. Follow through the e-Science Core Programme vision in which d