Grid Computing and Its Applications-A Survey
This paper is to present the concept of cloud computing and its applications. The Grid is rapidly emerging as the dominant paradigm for wide area distributed computing. It's goal is to provide a service oriented infrastructure that leverages standardized protocols and services to enable pervasive access to, and coordinated sharing of geographically distributed hardware, software, and information resources. Grid technologies and solutions are being rapidly developed and deployed by industry and academia and form the basis of the new national (and possibly global) Cyber infrastructure, and are enabling a new generation of applications that are based on seamless and secure aggregations and interactions.