A Networking Approach to Grid Computing by Daniel Minoli

By Daniel Minoli

Deriving the grid metaphor from the electrical community of cables and gear stations, grid computing is and extension of the concept that of "computer time sharing" during which the computing atmosphere goals at allowing the choice, sharing, and aggregation of geographically allotted assets in keeping with a variety of concerns vital to optimizing computing assets. Aiming his quantity at company IT pros, Minoli (managing director, modern Networks included) synthesizes the nation of the sector, protecting such themes as grid advantages; elements and architectures; criteria; deployment concerns and techniques; grid process economics; and conversation platforms for neighborhood, nationwide, and international grids.

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Able high-speed network to connect it to the distributed set of virtualized computational resources not necessarily owned by the corporation itself. 4 [96, 106]. But other types of resources, such as licenses or specialized equipment, can now also be virtualized in a grid computing environment. For example, if an organization’s software license agreement limits the number of users that can be utilizing the license simultaneously, license management tools operating in grid mode could be employed to keep track of how many concurrent copies of the software are active.

5 A FIRST LOOK AT GRID COMPUTING STANDARDS One of the challenges of any computing technology is getting the various components to communicate with each other. Nowhere is this more critical than when trying to get different platforms and environments to interoperate. It should, therefore, be immediately evident that the grid computing paradigm requires standard, open, TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine! 7 A FIRST LOOK AT GRID COMPUTING STANDARDS A Comparison with rehosting. TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine!

Furthermore, resources can be logically aggregated for a long period of time (say, months or years), or for a temporary period of time (say, minutes, days, or weeks). Grid computing often combines elements such as distributed computing, highperformance computing, and disposable computing, depending on the application of the technology and the scale of the operation. Grids can, in practical terms, create a virtual supercomputer out of existing servers, workstations, and even PCs, to deliver processing power not only to a company’s own stakeholders and employees, but also to its partners and customers.

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