Date Added: Jun 2010
Desktop grid systems and applications have generated significant impacts on science and engineering. The emerging convergence of grid and Peer-To-Peer (P2P) computing technologies further opens new opportunities for enabling P2P Desktop Grid systems. This paper presents a taxonomy for classifying P2P desktop grid implementation paradigms, aiming to summarize the state-of-the-art technologies and explore the current and potential solution space. To have a comprehensive taxonomy for P2P desktop grid paradigms, the authors investigate both computational and data grid systems. Moreover, to ease the understanding, the taxonomy is applied to selected case studies of P2P desktop grid systems.