Overview

The Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team was established in 2002 and provides an opportunity for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants involved in middleware, Grid, and cloud research and infrastructure; implementing or operating Grids and clouds; or the use of Grids, clouds and middleware. Participation includes such organizations as:

  • Federal Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor (DOL), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Non-Federal Participants: Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), Denmark Tech, ESnet, Indiana University (IU), Internet2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Microsoft, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Texas Tech University (TTU), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Southern California (USC), University of Wisconsin at Madison, US Ignite, Utah State University, Xodiax

The NITRD Program’s MAGIC meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may be added to the mailing lists by sending their full name and email address to magic-signup@nitrd.gov with the subject line: “Add to MAGIC.”

The government seeks individual input; attendees/participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments for MAGIC to magic-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and may be made available to the public via the MAGIC or NITRD web page.

Federal Register Notice86 FR 6373

MAGIC reports to the NITRD Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).

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Co-Chairs

Richard Carlson, Program Director, OASCR, Department of Energy, Office of Science
Tevfik Kosar, Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CISE/OAC), National Science Foundation

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Current Meeting Information

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Current Focus Area

The MAGIC team recently completed a workforce development speaker series and will be releasing a summary of the series. Starting with their meeting in February 2021, they will be focusing on the topic of cloud computing and services.

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Other Topics of Interest

  • R&D program directions for Grid and cloud applications and middleware
  • Identity Management – best practices, standards, and community outreach
  • Technical activities and resource sharing among projects and programs
  • Advancing operations and resolving emerging problems and technical issues
  • Promoting interoperability, identifying best practices, and encouraging technical consensus among public and private domains
  • International issues such as Grid federations
  • Addressing issues of persistence and long-term support for tools and infrastructure
  • Outreach and information sharing with potential users

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Recent Activities

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Documents and Publications

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Resources and References

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Meeting Archive

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