The formation of the Gelato Federation was announced March 12 by HP. Gelato will work to develop scalable, commodity software to enable researchers to advance their studies in technology-intensive areas, such as life sciences and physical sciences.
Gelato is launching an open source community initiative designed to foster the development and dissemination of focused computing solutions for researchers and associated IT staffs working on the Itanium Linux platform. The federation will provide the research community with software downloads, including new solutions developed by Gelato member institutions and by other contributors from the greater open source community. Gelato also will supply information services such as forums and technical data to make the Itanium Linux platform more accessible to researchers and their support staffs. In addition to HP, NCSA and the university, Gelato members include the BioInformatics Institute (Singapore), Groupe ESIEE (France), Tsinghua University (China), University of New South Wales (Australia), and the University of Waterloo (Canada). Each institution will provide financial backing, IT infrastructure and human resources to oversee and support Gelatos mission and operations.
Representatives of these organizations bring expertise in biotechnology, grid computing, compilers and languages, Linux kernel performance, security, among other capabilities.
Membership in Gelato is open to all academic, government and corporate entities. New members are eligible to have representati
Contact: Karen Green
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign