The reformed ATF met for a second time to develop a mission for the upcoming months. ATF2 will continue input to OGSI/OGSA standards for Grid operation. It will also seek to influence developers and practitioners to adopt these standards for their own tools and processes. This should be a two way process. By identifying gaps in existing technologies, and standards, ATF2 will contribute to the ongoing development of a functional Grid for UK research and commerce.
Next meeting will take place at Cambridge e-Science Centre on the 18th of December.
As a next step, we wanted each member of the ATF2 to prepare a few notes on their long-term vision of: E-Science infrastructure, e-Infrastructure, grids, etc. and corresponding vision of showstoppers that prevent us reaching that vision at present.
These may be couched in terms of levels of abstraction.
Assume some plumbing (e.g. a development of OGSI + WS) will exist.
We then try at the next meeting (Cambridge, December) to present and understand these and we distill them into a matrix, pair of matrices, that identifies goals and problems.
That will set the scene for work addressing these goals and problems.