The Globus project: a status report

I. Foster, C. Kesselman
Proceedings Seventh Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (HCW'98)  
The Globus project is a multi-institutional research effort that seeks to enable the construction of computational grids providing pervasive, dependable, and consistent access to high-performance computational resources, despite geographical distribution of both resources and users. Computational grid technology is being viewed as a critical element of future highperformance computing environments that will enable entirely new classes of computation-oriented applications, much as the World Wide
more » ... Web fostered the development of new classes of information-oriented applications. In this paper, we report on the status of the Globus project as of early 1998. We describe the progress that has been achieved to date in the development of the Globus toolkit, a set of core services for constructing grid tools and applications. We also discuss the Globus Ubiquitous Supercomputing Testbed (GUSTO) that we have constructed to enable largescale evaluation of Globus technologies, and we review early experiences with the development of large-scale grid applications on the GUSTO testbed.
doi:10.1109/hcw.1998.666541 dblp:conf/hcw/FosterK98 fatcat:sco6agt3bjevhodyhvktql547i