POD 2 S8-Grid Computing on the World Community Grid

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Session 8 Case:  Grid Computing on the IBM World Community Grid Explain the grid computing concept. Loosely defined by IBM as… “The ability, using a set of open standards and protocols, to gain access to applications and data, processing power, storage capacity and a vast array of other computing resources over the Internet…. .”. Anyone’s PC can be used in a grid network – with enough individual computers the resources can approximate those of “supercomputers.” Grids can also be used for commercial ends. The grid concept is said to share 3 characteristics: not administered centrally, open standards are used, non-trivial quality of service. What type of information is stored by the grid and how is it organized? The types of information stored by the grid are results from studies about health and societal problems (examples). The information is organized by data packets that are sent and received between the remote volunteer computers and the server. First, a computer on the grid requests
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course ADMS 2511 taught by Professor Jiu during the Spring '09 term at York University.

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