Standardization - OGF


Grid High Performance Networking Research Group


The Grid High Performance Networking Research Group focuses on the relationship between network research and Grid application and infrastructure development. Two specific goals of the GHPN-RG are identifying:

  • grid application requirements and implementations that are not supported or understood by the networking community,
  • advanced networking features that are not being utilized by grid applications.

This research group is not working on standards but caries out activities to investigate the group's topic and to potentially spin-off an OGF working group later to work on standards.


List of partners active in this research group:

Nicola Ciulli Nextworks s.r.l Contributing Member
Cees de Laat Universiteit van Amsterdam Co-chair
Dimitra Simeonidou University of Essex Co-chair
Wolfgang Ziegler Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Fürderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Contributing Member
Bart Dhoedt Interdisciplinair Instituut voor Breedband Technologie Contributing Member
Eduard Escalona University of Essex Contributing Member
Ralph Niederberger Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Contributing Member

Link to group's page at OGF website is available here.

State of the work

Work in progress, with continuous updates. Latest release is as of Feb 2008. The group has not yet published a document in the series of OGF documents. Two documents are in preparation:

  • Grid Optical Burst Switched Networks - GOBS
  • Grid Optical User Network Interface (G.OUNI)