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The Open Grid Forum’s OGF20, conference in Manchester from 7-11 May will focus on the development of grid standards and the best practices for the use of grid computing for industrial and scientific applications.

Grid computing is moving from a niche application for few specialist organisations into the mainstream of business, but there are major issues that need to be thrashed out.

In this special report ComputerworldUK highlights some of the speakers and issues at the OGF20 event and rounds up recent grid computing news.

Open Grid Forum

eBay reveals the secrets of grid computing

Grid Computing challenges current software licensing models

NEWS

Oracle to buy in-memory data grid company

Green Grid energy efficiency group starts work

Grid set to help particle hunt

'Customers don't get grid' says Sun CEO

Grids help eBay do big business

In Depth

The Green Grid gets going

Compressing and de-duping NEC grid storage

Interview: Grid makes moves towards the mainstream