A Taxonomy for Desktop Grids From Users Perspective
The authors present here taxonomy of desktop grid systems and some hints on how to use it to solve real-world problems. They have customized this taxonomy according to user' perspective to counterbalance the existent taxonomies that are mainly focused on the developers' viewpoint. The taxonomy is three-level and hierarchical. The first level refers to infrastructure and includes resource type, the platform that runs at the provider, scalability and security issues. The second one includes conceptual model, architecture and data model. The last level concerns aspects related to software: application type, administrator privileges, architecture of the support operating system, and licensing.