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HPCWire Interview with OGF President at Supercomputing 2023

HPCWire editor Doug Eadline interviewed current OGF President Alan Sill at the Supercomputing '23 conference in Denver. Origin Story and Open Grid Forum with Alan Sill

HPCwire’s Doug Eadline talks with Alan Sill, Managing Director of the High-Performance Computing Center at Texas Tech University, about the genesis of, the multi-platform alternative to Twitter (now X) for the HPC community. In addition, as president of the Open Grid Forum, Alan discusses the 25 years of grid growth, standards development, and use by the HPC community, along with plans for future OGF activities.

OGF is proud to have contributed to the technology and standards underlying grid computing that led to many other developments including much of the technology underlying clouds and led to many other projects that are still contributing to scientific, academic, and business computing at scale. We'll be happy to update anyone who attends on some projects OGF has in progress, including the revitalization of OGF document production based on our GitHub organizational pages, new methods of document authoring that add support for online editing, and liaison relationships with other standards developing organizations that have produced a viable path towards republication and reuse of OGF standards for wider reach and longer lifetime. Ideas for formation of new working groups as per the long-standing guidelines in GFD.3 and GFD.152 and for their operation using these new tools are also being accepted and welcomed. Please contact us if needed for further details.