Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Potential Collaboration

Yesterday, I had a productive call with Shannon Hastings and Philip Payne from Ohio State University's caGrid grid architecture group, which has extensive (over 5 years) experience in designing, developing and implementing grid architecture for caBIG, NIH-UK and several grid projects in Ohio. Ohio State is also working with Columbia and Albert Lai to develop a grid service wrapper for medLEE. Albert is in Columbus today and tomorrow working with Shannon's team on the Globus service with medLEE. Based on these results, the PHRG may be able to deploy the service developed by Ohio State in addition (or hopefully instead of developing) to using our own wrapper.

Shannon also brainstormed about some potential future scenarios that involve paralleling the processing done by medLEE to allow for much quicker performance.

I will set up a call with Tom, Ken, Philip and Shannon once schedules allow to further explore collaboration opportunities.

Shannon also specifically mentioned the security architectures that they have worked with over the past five years and pointed us to GAARDS as a potential way to improve the management of security for nodes and services.

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