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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference

 

 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...

 

Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...

 

Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

Grid Computing


Under the direction of Robert Cohen, ESI fellow, the ESI Grid Study uses interviews with corporate experts in cluster and grid computing and Web services to estimate the benefits corporations are likely to gain from adopting these new technologies. Using an economic model, the Grid Study will analyze the impact of these new technologies on the US economy through the end of the decade. In addition, the project will develop estimates of how clusters, grids and Web services are likely to affect the demand for broadband access. The study will also consider how current government policies and corporate practices may speed up or slow the adoption of these new technologies.

How Commercial Firms Are Using Grids in the US and Japan

Dr. Robert Cohen gave this presentation, entitled 'How commercial firms are using Grids in the US and Japan,' at a seminar organized by the Israeli Association of Grid Technologies in Raanan, Israel, on February 20,2006.

The seminar discussed how commercial firms are using Grids in the US and Japan, including the financial services, pharmaceutical, auto, aerospace, computer, semiconductor, and telecom industries. The highlights covered the rate of cluster and grid adoption, including when Enterprise and Partner Grids are likely to be deployed, the move to virtualization and the use of SOAs as a means to increase resource scalability and resiliency, as well as to improve time to market, and the benefits specific industries will gain from Grids. In focusing on Grids and telecoms, the seminar examined how service providers are moving to support Grid traffic and using Grids for internal management and control. New business models for telecoms that are based upon Grid service models also werediscussed.

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Grid Computing - North Carolina

A proliferation of high performance cluster and grid computing and Web services applications will yield substantial productivity gains in the United States and worldwide over the next decade. North Carolina's economy will benefit significantly from those gains provided two things occur. First, the broadband infrastructure needed to support grid computing and Web services must be developed in a timely fashion. Second, the state must attract (or grow from within) a sufficient pool of skilled computer and communications professionals to fully deploy and utilize the new technologies and applications.

This study estimates that, given adequate access to broadband infrastructure and sufficient IT workforce, the deployment of high performance grid computing and Web services applications would contribute the following gains to North Carolina's economy over 2010 baseline growth forecasts:

  • An additional $10.1 billion in output;
  • An additional 1.5 percent in aggregate labor productivity;
  • An additional $7.2 billion in personal income;
  • An additional 24,000 jobs, the net result of 55,700 new jobs created from increased industrial growth and 31,700 jobs lost due to the adoption of new grid and Web services technologies and downsizing;
  • An additional $1.2 billion in expenditures for communications services, with 80 to 90 percent of the new spending devoted to the purchase of broadband access.

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Grid Computing and its Impact on Business - Presentation

COLLABORATION USING GRIDS CAN LEVERAGE THE BENEFITS OF COMPUTE POWER AND USE EXCESS COMPUTE CAPACITY THAT IS AVAILABLE NOW. MOST CXOs ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS CHANGE. RFID HAS GOTTEN MORE PRESS THAN GRIDS.

GRIDS CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW BUSINESS MODELS. THEY WILL FACILITATE SMALLER AND MEDIUM SIZED FIRMS (SUPPLIERS) WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH LARGER FIRMS. LARGE EFFICIENCY GAINS WILL MAKE EARLY ADOPTER FIRMS MORE DYNAMIC THAN OTHER FIRMS IN THE ECONOMY.

A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH WILL OCCUR AS FIRMS USE GRIDS TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS - CHANGING BASIC BUSINESS PROCESSES, SUCH AS PRODUCT DESIGN, INVESTMENT POLICIES.

WITH SUCH CHANGES, PRODUCTIVITY GAINS WILL BE DRAMATIC, BUT COMPETITIVE CHANGES WILL BE EVEN GREATER. FIRMS THAT USE GRIDS WILL CREATE NEW BUSINESS MODELS. Click Here to Download the Full PowerPoint Presentation
 

The Impact of Grid Computing - The Results of the ESI Grid Study

* COLLABORATION USING GRIDS CAN LEVERAGE THE BENEFITS OF COMPUTE POWER AND USE EXCESS COMPUTE CAPACITY THAT IS AVAILABLE NOW. MOST CXOS ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS CHANGE. RFID HAS GOTTEN MORE PRESS THAN GRIDS.

* GRIDS CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW BUSINESS MODELS. THEY WILL FACILITATE SMALLER AND MEDIUM SIZED FIRMS WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH LARGER FIRMS. LARGE EFFICIENCY GAINS WILL MAKE EARLY ADOPTER FIRMS MORE DYNAMIC THAN OTHER FIRMS IN THE ECONOMY.

* THE US IS FALLING BEHIND EUROPE AND JAPAN IN PROMOTING GRID TECHNOLOGIES AND WEB SERVICES. WITHOUT A REAL EFFORT TO ADDRESS THE “GRID GAP,” THE US MIGHT FALL FURTHER BEHIND. UPGRADED INFRASTRUCTURE IS A MAJOR NEED.

* GRIDS WILL TRANSFORM COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS. THEY WILL RESULT IN MUCH GREATER SPENDING ON BROADBAND ACCESS BY MOST EARLY ADOPTER INDUSTRIES.

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Cluster and Grid Computing in Japan: Today and in 2010

Report author: Dr. Robert B. Cohen, Project Co-Director, and Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute.

Many different types of firms have begun to use clusters to speed their R&D and design processes. We were able to interview executives involved with these product development operations (i.e. design, R&D, etc) and technical computing users at a series of Japanese firms.The rapid adoption of grid computing will have a dramatic impact on costs and business processes by the end of this decade. Nearly every user firm and vendor we interviewed indicated that there would be important cost savings in the first two to three years of cluster and grid computing use.

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