My colleagues Lee Liming and Tibi Stef-Praun were at the eSocial Science conference in Ann Arbor last week.
Lee presented a nice tutorial, "Service Oriented Science: Globus Software in Action" that examined how to use Globus software to address different application problems. Take a look at the slides.
Tibi presented recent work in the Computation Institute involving the use of Swift to accelerate the solution of problems in computational economics. This preliminary work is part of a larger effort with Rob Townsend and other economists focused on the development of cybertools for problems in economics.