Date Added: Jun 2010
With the tremendous development in computing technology, it has become possible for most users to enjoy the benefits of high performance or multipurpose computing. This is achieved through cloud computing, which is a term that generally refers to delivering hosted services (e.g. Platform as a Service) over the Internet. Because, the authors are interested in designing a general purpose computing platform, they will focus on the trend Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Such infrastructure will need to be self adaptive, fault-tolerant and easy to use. A solution is to use a dynamic grid, where diverse computer resources are put together to constitute a uniform resource in terms of processing power and memory (a cloud).