American Journal of Applied Sciences

Implementation of Computational Grid Services in Enterprise Grid Environments

R.J.A. Richard, Ajay Anant Joshi and C. Eswaran

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1442.1447

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 1442-1447

Abstract

Grid Computing refers to the development of high performance computing environment or virtual super computing environment by utilizing available computing resources in a LAN, WAN and Internet. This new emerging research field offers enormous opportunities for e-Science applications such as astrophysics, bioinformatics, aerospace modeling, cancer research etc. Grid involves coordinating and sharing of computing power, application, data storage, network resources etc., across dynamically and geographically dispersed organizations. Most Grid environments are developed using Globus toolkit which is a UNIX/Linux based middleware to integrate computational resources over the network. The emergence of Global Grid concept provides an excellent opportunity for Grid based e-Science applications to use high performance super computing environments. Thus windows based enterprise grid environments can’t be neglected in the development of Global Grids. This study discusses the basics of enterprise grids and the implementation of enterprise computational grids using Alchemi Tool Kit. This review study is organized into three parts. They are (i) Introduction of Grid Technologies, (ii) Design Concepts of Enterprise Grids and (iii) Implementation of Computational Grid Services.

Copyright

© 2008 R.J.A. Richard, Ajay Anant Joshi and C. Eswaran. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.