The Globus Alliance is an international association dedicated to developing fundamental technologies needed to build grid computing infrastructures. The Globus Alliance was officially established in September 2003, however it was created out of the previous Globus Project that had been established in 1995.
A grid is a persistent environment that enables software applications to integrate instruments, displays, computational, and information resources that are managed by diverse organizations in widespread locations. Grids are currently in use at many research institutions and are being used to study subjects such as cosmology and high energy physics.
Ian Foster(Univ of Chicago/Argonne), Carl Kesselman (Univ of Southern California), Gabriele Garzoglio (Fermilab) are the pioneers of globus and the people behind funding the project. Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman are considered fathers of Grid computing. Gabriele Garzoglio has contributed hundered of research articles on Grid Computing and SAM Grid.