The Semantic Grid

Widespread talk of the Semantic Grid seems to have cooled over the last couple of years. However, it is still under active development and moving along nicely. The formal effort began in 2001 as part of the e-Science program in the UK to reach a goal of semantic interoperability with an infrastructure

where all resources, including services, are adequately described in a form that is machine-processable….the Semantic Grid is an extension of the current Grid in which information and services are given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation (from the Semantic Grid website).

Development seems to be gaining considerable speed as a greater number of research initiatives related to grid computing are underway. A good primer on the Semantic Grid effort can be found in this presentation (13 MB) given in Amsterdam in April by Dr. David De Roure, one of the lead researchers. Supercomputing Online also has a short piece about the effort.

2 Responses to “The Semantic Grid”

  1. Derrick Harris Says:

    Tony Hey wrote an article for the March 28 issue of GRIDtoday titled “Working Toward a Semantic Grid” that provides a some great information on this effort. Here is a link to that article:

  2. Univ. of Tennessee Watcher Says:

    Good article. Thanks for pointing that out Derrick.

The moderators and/or administrators of this weblog reserve the right to edit or delete ANY content that appears on the site. In other words, the moderators and administrators have complete discretion over the removal of any content deemed by them to be inappropriate, in full or in part.

Any opinions expressed on this site belong to their respective authors and are not necessarily shared by the sponsoring institutions or the National Science Foundation.

Any trademarks or trade names, registered or otherwise, that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners and, unless noted, do not represent endorsement by the editors, publishers, sponsoring institutions, the National Science Foundation, or any other member of the CTWatch team.

No guarantee is granted by CTWatch that information appearing in the Blog is complete or accurate. Information on this site is not intended for commercial purposes.