Grid Architectural Issues: State-of-the Art and Future Trends
Source: CoreGRID Network of Excellence
Grid architecture is one of the cornerstones for successful development and proliferation of Grid computing. The scale, dynamism and openness of the Grid, together with demands on its reliability, security and manageability, pose unique challenges on software architecture. The main objective of the Architectural Issues Institute of the CoreGRID NoE is to perform a significant improvement of architectural designs of future Grids by focusing on three particular key aspects: scalability of resources, adaptability, and dependability of Grid architectures and services. These research directions address the mandatory architectural properties of the Next Generation Grids as identified by the NGG reports: simplicity, resilience, scalability of services, and straightforward administration and configuration management.