Paul Giangarra IBM
So, What Can I Do with Grid Technologies?
Grid technologies are being advertised as being able
to assists in the areas of:
- Infrastructure Optimization
- Increased Access to Data and Collaboration
- Resilient / Highly Available Infrastructure
This session will start with some of the key
technologies that are needed to make this real. This includes technologies like
workload management and consolidation, service level oriented provisioning of
parallel tasks in a grid environment, federation, and recovery and failover. It
will also discuss the pitfalls that can occur as new grid enable applications
evolve. Finally specific examples and scenarios of applications and projects
will be presented.
In this session we will address the major concepts
and issues in building enterprise portals. We'll begin with a discussion of
what constitutes a portal, examining the various types of portals as well as
trends and key technologies in portals. We'll discuss potential objectives for
a portal, how portals can be used, how to plan for a portal, and key design
issues in the development of complex portals. We'll also examine the security
aspects of portals, how portals relate to Web services, and how to integrate
legacy systems along with new enterprise function into a portal. Finally we'll
conclude with a discussion of content and content management.
Paul Giangarra is
currently a Senior Consultant and Solution Architect in IBM's e-Business
Solutions Services team. He is responsible for leading large scale Java/Network
Computing/e-Business strategy, architecture, and development projects for
customers around the world. Since 1996, when he started in this role, Paul has
worked with customers around the world, including Desjardins, Lufthansa,
Deutsche Bank, ING, ING Barings, Fireman's Fund Insurance, Banco do Brasil, the
U.K. Cabinet Office, the U.K. Department of Social Security, UBS Warburg, and
Bank of America. Paul recently finished an 18 month secondment to the U.K.
Government where he was the Chief Technology Advisor for the Office of the
e-Envoy in the U.K. Cabinet Office. In that position Paul was responsible for
the overall technical architecture of the end-to-end e-Government
infrastructure for the U.K. government. Following that assignment, he developed
a detailed e-Government Infrastructure Architecture definition that is being
In 1988 Paul was appointed the Chief Designer
for OS/2. In that position he was responsible for the overall system
architecture and design of OS/2, including the first 32-bit version of OS/2.
This included the work done both in IBM (multiple sites) and Microsoft. Paul
holds multiple patents for the portions he helped design. In 1991 Paul was
chosen to lead the technical assessment team at Apple that resulted in the
formation of Taligent. From 1992-1996 Paul lead the architecture of multiple
releases of OS/2, including Warp V4. In 1996 Paul helped define PSP's role in
IBM's Network Computing future. This work lead to Paul's current role.
In 1983 Paul began work on a set of major
projects in Europe. These projects kept him in Europe for five years (he lived
in Germany for three of those years). During most of that period, he was the
IBM US Software Architect and specialist for the Bildshirmtext (videotex)
system that was developed for the PTTs of both Germany and Sweden. He also
helped architect and develop the ISDN access to that system that is now an
integral part of Germany's T-Online (the largest ISP in Germany).
Paul started with IBM in 1977, working on
Series/1 minicomputer Operating System software development. He was chosen in
1981 to lead the architecture, design, and development effort of a distributed,
loosely coupled, fault tolerant, single system image product. That effort
completed late in 1982.