2.2. Non-functional requirements

The following sections describe some additional considerations related to the infrastructure. These considerations come under the heading of non-functional as they do not relate to a specific functional unit of the grid, such as job management, broker, and so on.

2.2.1. Performance

When considering enabling an application to execute in a grid environment, the performance of the grid and the performance requirements of the application must be considered. The service requester is interested in a quality of service that includes acceptable turnaround time. Of course, if building a grid and one or more applications that will be provided as a service on the grid, then the service provider also has interest in maximizing ...

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