OGF18, Washington DC, USA 11th - 14th September 2006 During this meeting I attended the following sessions: Monday GGF Opening, Mark Linesch Keynote: Vision for 21st Century Discovery, Dr Dan Atkins, NSF GIN Update Topics in Grid Management (Chaired) Tuesday Topics in Grid Management (Chaired) PGS-RG Workshop Followup and Planning (Chaired) Wednesday UR-WG Document Discussions OGSA HPC Profile Discussion Daonity: Trusted Computing Enhanced GSI (Workshop) Chairs Update Thursday Storage Grids in Healthcare (Workshop) Session Reports Monday GIN Update The GIN group gave an update on their current status. The Authentication, and Data groups were well along the path with targets beiong met. The Information group alo presented a graphical tool that presented GLUE information. Topics in Grid Management This workshop bought together all of the managers of difference production grid infrastrucutures so that they could describe the best practice examples that could be used much more prevelently within new and upcoming grid infrastrucutures. This is workshop had a larg attendance and was considered a great success. Tuesday PGS-RG The PGS group made several recommendations on what we were going to do over the next 2-3 meetings. This included a wrapup of the workshop that we held previously. Wednesday UR-WG Document Discussion This session gave an update on the changes that were given through the period of public comment and had been acted upon since the last meeting in Tokyo OGSA-HPC Basic Profile This meeting gave an update on the status of the HPC-BP work, which included the number of groups that were going to implement this when it was finalised. This imcluded Platform, MS and possibly some of the open source solutions. Daonity: Trusted Computing Enhanced GSI (Workshop) The Daonity product from HP (China) is a trusted computing implementation. This session gave an overview on what had been done so far. Storage Grids in Healthcare (Workshop) This session was a requirements gathering effort, I gave a description of the eDiamond and in future GIMI infratructures.