Reading Assignments: The Physiology of the Grid: An Open Grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, J. Nick, S. Tuecke; January, 2002. http://www.globus.org/research/papers/ogsa.pdf
The Anatomy of the Grid: Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. International J. Supercomputer Applications, 15(3), 2001. http://www.globus.org/research/papers/anatomy.pdf
Three questions: (pick one and answer it in a one-page essay that you will hand in to Prof. Itti the monday following the talk, at noon in class): 1) How does the architecture of Grids compare to the architecture of the Internet. How does the OGSA compare to the architecture of Web services. 2) What features of the OGSA make it suitable as the basis for Grid infrastructure. 3) Describe the design philosophy used in the Globus toolkit and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this approach.