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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Develops and promotes resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

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Promoted blade server solutions *Dissolved in 2012

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Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Develops and promotes standards in computing and communications industries

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Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies to better manage electricity usage

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Enterprise Grid Alliance
Developed enterprise grid solutions *Merged with the Global Grid Forum in 2006 to become the Open Grid Forum

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Promotes the significant reduction of carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system (U.S.)

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

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Japan Smart Community Alliance (JSCA)
Promotes the domestic and overseas dissemination of smart community technologies (Japan)

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MESA Standards Alliance
Develops the Modular Energy Storage Architecture standard for use in grid-connected energy storage

Multicore Association
Promotes open specifications to enable multicore product development

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OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

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Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
Develops, maintains and promotes a standardized set of benchmarks that can be applied to high-performance computers.

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Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG)
Promoted networking technology to support Network Centric Operations (NCO) *Inactive

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