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.

The Anatomy of the Grid: Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. International J. Supercomputer Applications, 15(3), 2001.

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

3) Describe the design philosophy used in the Globus toolkit and evaluate
the strengths and weaknesses of this approach.