The Globus Alliance is an international association dedicated to developing fundamental technologies needed to build grid computing infrastructures. The Globus Alliance was officially established in September 2003, however it was created out of the previous Globus Project that had been established in 1995.
A grid is a persistent environment that enables software applications to integrate instruments, displays, computational, and information resources that are managed by diverse organizations in widespread locations. Grids are currently in use at many research institutions and are being used to study subjects such as cosmology and high energy physics.
Globus Toolkit 
The Globus Alliance implements some of the standards developed at the Open Grid Forum (OGF) through the open source Globus Toolkit. As a grid middleware component, it provides a standard platform for services to build upon, but grid computing also needs other components, and many other tools operate to support a successful Grid environment.
Current members of the core Globus Alliance team 
- Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago
- EPCC, University of Edinburgh
- National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
- Northern Illinois University, High Performance Computing Laboratory
- Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Univa Corporation
- University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute
See also 
- "Globus Alliance established as international consortium to advance Globus grid software" (Press release). Globus Alliance. September 2, 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-08. "the Globus Project today transformed itself into the “Globus Alliance.” ... The Globus Project was established in 1995 by the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and the University of Chicago (UofC)."
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