2.1. Grid infrastructure components

This section describes the grid infrastructure components and how they map with the Globus Toolkit. It will also address how each of the components can affect the application architecture, design, and deployment.

The main components of a grid infrastructure are security, resource management, information services, and data management.

Security is an important consideration in grid computing. Each grid resource may have different security policies that need to be complied with. A single sign-on authentication method is a necessity. A commonly agreed upon method of negotiating authorization is also needed.

When a job is submitted, the grid resource manager is concerned with assigning a resource to the job, monitoring ...

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