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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Current grid computing projects manned mostly by scientific teams offer some tantalizing prospects for general corporate computing. Imagine making your organization's data accessible throughout the world or replicating data to multiple, geographically dispersed sites--even sites you don't own or control, but with which you collaborate. If you use traditional access-control methods, the barriers to this scenario are substantial. You could, for example, set up replicated Web FTP mirror sites with user logins and passwords to all of the sites providing access, or set up VPN access to each site holding the data. Open-source grids Globus is the progenitor of many of today's grids. The Globus Alliance and the Global Grid Forum (GGF) support the Globus Toolkit, and have developed some of the fundamental services required to implement a grid. The GGF is also charged with popularizing the grid by making it easier for all users to participate in grid work. There are essentially three different modes of Globus support software: the API-based model in Globus Toolkit ... Access >>>

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