open grid forum (OGF)
The Open Grid Forum (OGF) is a community that drives the development of distributed computing, specifically grid computing and cloud computing.
The OGF, which consists of users, developers and vendors, was founded in 2006 as a development organization from a merger of the Global Grid Forum and the Enterprise Grid Alliance and develops standards for grid computing and cloud computing, such as the Open Grid Service Architecture( OGSA), the Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI), the Job Submission Description Language( JSDL) or the Simple API for Grid Applications ( SAGA).
Distributed computing is particularly critical in terms of developing innovative, scalable application programs and corresponding infrastructure, as this has a direct impact on business productivity. The OGF conceptually distinguishes between two functional principles that relate to the development of standards for distributed computing and to the building of individual communities within the all-encompassing Grid community. These functional units are divided into three groups: Working Groups, Research Groups, and Community Groups. Each is assigned specific tasks.