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Nov. 27, 2001

Michael Mewhinney

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Phone: 650/604-3937 or 650/604-9000





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, Calif.

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

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