Computing and Data Grids for Science and Engineering

W.E. Johnston, D. Gannon, B. Nitzberg, L.A. Tanner, B. Thigpen, A. Woo
2000 ACM/IEEE SC 2000 Conference (SC'00)  
We use the term "Grid" to refer to a software system that provides uniform and location independent access to geographically and organizationally dispersed, heterogeneous resources that are persistent and supported. While, in general, Grids will provide the infrastructure to support a wide range of services in the scientific environment (e.g. collaboration and remote instrument control) in this paper we focus on services for high performance computing and data handling. We describe the services
more » ... and architecture of NASA's Information Power Grid ("IPG") -an early example of a large-scale Grid -and some of the issues that have come up in its implementation.
doi:10.1109/sc.2000.10007 dblp:conf/sc/JohnstonGNTTW00 fatcat:htf56shlyncstalwl3xsgsspqy