National Science Foundation

Congress established the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.” NSF funds the people, ideas and tools to boost U.S. leadership in all aspects of science, mathematics and engineering research and education.

The iGrid2005 event is based upon work supported by the NSF. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed during this event and in any resulting publications are those of the organizers, authors and participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.


CENIC is a not-for-profit corporation serving the California Institute of Technology, California State University, Stanford University, University of California, University of Southern California, California Community Colleges and the statewide K-12 school system. CENIC’s mission is to facilitate and coordinate the development, deployment and operation of a set of robust multi-tiered advanced network services for this research and education community.

Ciena Corporation

Ciena provides advanced optical and data network platforms that flexibly and efficiently deliver GbE, 10GbE, and SONET / SDH connectivity to researchers, with solutions that span from campus to regional to national long-haul networks. Ciena consistently engages as a partner with the research community to design and deliver tailored solutions that fit user requirements, as proven in Ciena’s support of many of the world’s largest research and government networks worldwide.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco remains committed to creating networks that are smarter, thanks to built-in intelligent network services; faster, in their ability to perform at ever-increasing speeds; and more durable, with a generational approach to an evolutionary infrastructure. Its Academic Research and Technology Innovations (ARTI) team works closely with research network organizations worldwide to identify and champion technology needs and innovative research and projects within this community and within Cisco development organizations.

Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is the pioneer in high performance switching and routing. Based on a revolutionary system architecture that delivers best-in-class resiliency and massive scalability, Force10’s TeraScale E-Series switch / routers ensure predictable application performance, increase network availability, and reduce operating costs. Today, many of the world’s largest Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks depend on Force10 Networks.


Glimmerglass’ family of intelligent optical switches enable network engineers to automatically, remotely and instantly monitor and manage fiber optic connections at the physical layer. Network researchers around the world rely on Glimmerglass to help them build affordable lambda-grids and application-specific networks using IP over Optics that deliver very cost-effective, deterministic 10GigE connectivity for bandwidth hungry applications.

Globus Alliance

The Globus® Alliance is an international collaboration that conducts research and development to create fundamental Grid technologies. The Globus Toolkit includes software services and libraries for distributed security, resource management, monitoring and discovery, and data management.


GRIDtoday is grid computing’s journal of record, published online each week, together with an interactive email version. Each issue of GRIDtoday contains global news coverage, features, opinions, an events calendar, a Who’s Who, and a grid industry job listing. GRIDtoday subscriptions are free of charge for members of the grid-computing community and to readers who want to learn more about grid computing as a practice, a career, and a business. Editor, Derrick Harris (derrick@gridtoday.com).


HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally with offerings that span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing.

Looking Glass

Looking Glass Networks, Inc. provides rapid delivery of data transport services including SONET / SDH, Wavelength, and Ethernet, as well as IP transit, dark fiber and carrier-neutral collocation. Looking Glass also offers custom design and build services for campus or data center requirements. Looking Glass offers services in top U.S. markets, specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York / New Jersey, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington, D.C / Northern Virginia.

National LambdaRail

National LambdaRail (NLR) is a major initiative of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies to provide a national scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications. NLR puts the control, the power and the promise of experimental network infrastructure in the hands of our nation’s scientists and researchers.

Nortel Corporation

Nortel has been shaping the evolution of communications for more than a century. From design, installation and launch of new networks, to the upgrade, support and management of existing systems, Nortel’s portfolio of solutions is one of the most comprehensive in the industry.


Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services. With more than 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the “Spirit of Service” and providing world-class services that exceed customers’ expectations for quality, value and reliability.

Silicon Graphics, Inc.

James River Technical Inc

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), at the cutting edge of technology, delivers systems that tightly integrate high-performance computing, storage, and advanced visualization. SGI has partnered with James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI) as their exclusive provider in the US for all SGI products, services, and solutions to higher education and research institutions that need serious tools for their computational and research needs.


The SRX-R110 and SRX-R105 are Sony’s all-new large-venue projectors, tailored with stunning features and picture performance to address the quality-critical demands in Digital Cinema and other large-venue applications. Combining the industry’s highest-resolution “4K” (4096 x 2160) SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) imaging device with contrast ratio of over 1800:1, the SRX-R110 and SRX-R105 achieve high-quality images, which when certified, will meet the stringent Digital Cinema Initiative specification.


TeraGrid is a multi-year effort to build and deploy the world’s largest, most comprehensive, distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. The TeraGrid project is funded by the National Science Foundation and includes nine partners: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego; Argonne National Laboratory; the Center for Advanced Computing Research at the California Institute of Technology; Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Purdue University; Indiana University; and the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Primary corporate partners are IBM, Intel Corporation, and Qwest Communications. Other partners are Myricom, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Oracle Corporation.

The UC Discovery Grant

The University of California (UC) Industry-University Cooperative Research Program (IUCRP) awards UC Discovery Grants to support workshops, conferences and outreach events that promote dialogue between university and industry communities.