Preface

Chao-Tung Yang, Kuan-Chou Lai, Mitsuhisa Sato, Tzung-Shi Chen
2011 Journal of Supercomputing  
Due to the demand for the mass distributed computing and efficient data transmission, the grid system has become an important emerging platform. Grid systems provide the ability to aggregate geographically-distributed resources into a single integrated computing platform for supporting high-performance distributed computing. Therefore, the discovery and integration of various distributed resources on Internet have become convenient and flexible in terms of the combination of grid computing and
more » ... eb services adopted in various grid applications. The progresses on the middleware, programming model, resource discovery and management, job scheduling, replication, and so on will be important issues in developing grid systems and their applications. Therefore, this special issue intends to foster state-of-the-art researches in the areas of Grid computing, Technologies, and Applications through a forum for novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges foreseen in the future.
doi:10.1007/s11227-011-0617-1 fatcat:cn3emyvkqnf7jihwwka64skaiy