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As part of the MS.NETGrid project we announce the release of MS.NETGrid-OGSI 1.1. This is a prototype of an OGSI-compliant container for the Microsoft .NET platform. The prototype features:

  • A programming model based upon ASP.NET .asmx files.
  • A hosting environment for Grid services.
  • Implementations of the GridService and Factory portTypes.
  • Example services including a demonstration of an OGSA-DAI Grid Data Service which hooks into Microsoft SQL Server.

The release can be downloaded at http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/~ogsanet/software.html. This release provides bug fixes and re-factorings to our MS.NETGrid-OGSI 1.0 release.

Our project WWW site also contains links to an overview of the design and a User Guide.

The goal of our project is to provide a practical demonstration to the UK e-Science community of the applicability of Microsoft .NET technologies to the hosting, development and deployment of Grid Services. This release is one aspect of this demonstration.

We also will be holding a training course on OGSI and .NET at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh on the 4-5th November. Information on this course will be available on our project WWW site and also on the NeSC WWW site at http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/300/index.html.


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