Responding to a growing sense of common cause among high-technology leaders in Latin America, Tabor Communications Inc (TCI) has organized the first “VIP Summit on Grid Computing: Latin America,” to take place Feb. 21-22 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Fernando Gutierrez, the Costa Rican Minister of Science and Technology, is co-hosting the event. In this capacity, he has extended invitations to his ministerial counterparts throughout the region. “Each of our countries stands to gain new resources and a competitive advantage by using Grid-computing technologies,” said Gutierrez. “Most importantly, at the Summit we will discuss means by which we can work together to build, finance and use Grid-computing technologies throughout Latin America, joining our peers in Europe, Asia and the United States.”
At the invitation-only event, participants will hear from key figures in the Grid-computing movement, including: speakers from Sun Microsystems and Intel Corp; executives in key industries using the Grid; researchers at leading educational institutions who are training future scientists and engineers in the use of the Grid; and investment experts with experience in funding infrastructure development.
The Summit is designed also to encourage informal exchange among participants with common needs and aspirations. Limited to 170 participants, the event is supported by a wide array of leading business and technology organizations, including:
- Costa Rica Ministry of Science and Technology.
- Costa Rica-USA Foundation.
- National Center of High Technology (Costa Rica).
- Costa Rican Chamber of Information Technologies and Communication.
- Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce.
- University of California Humanities Research Institute.
- Research Center at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica.
- Sun Microsystems Inc.
- Intel Corp.
The event follows the first meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Science and Technology within the framework of CIDI (Lima, Peru, November 2004) and the more recent visit of President Bush to Latin America earlier this year.
Other TCI-organized VIP Summits on Grid computing are scheduled for this year in the Europe/Middle East/Africa, North America and Asia-Pacific regions. Participants in each will be connected with all via TCI, which has as one of its missions to connect the Grid computing community on a worldwide basis.
Invited participants should confirm their attendance with Ana Vasquez at TCI, [email protected] , or telephone, (858) 625-0700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST. For more information regarding VIP Summits, contact Ann Redelfs at [email protected] or (619) 987-3431.
About Tabor Communications Inc
Located in San Diego, Tabor Communications Inc (TCI) is the recognized leader in Internet-delivered news and information for the high-performance computing industry. Its online journals include HPCwire, GRIDtoday and DSstar, each a leader in its field. TCI also publishes technology books and holds community-building events including the international VIP Summits on Grid computing and the GRIDtoday conference and trade show.
Published by TCI, GRIDtoday is the journal of record for the Grid community. Its publishing model uses vanguard technologies that reach the broadest Grid-related audience: policy makers, business executives, researchers, the press, and other opinion-leaders-fostering connections and building the Grid community. Its paradigm for electronic/Internet delivery of high technology publications is unique, featuring highly interactive methods of distribution and reader feedback.