Grids and Cloud: the New Computing

This is the title of the new GridBriefing just released by GridTalk to introduce Grids and Clouds as complementary computing paradigms. A clear understanding of their relationship will help the development and efficient use of existing academia and commercial e-infrastructures. It is especially interesting the table comparing Grid and Clouds side by side, as well as the strategy recommended in the chapter devoted to Grids and Clouds of the new white paper by the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group to ensure a healthy future for European e-infrastructures:

  • Investigate the integration of cloud-like technologies, especially virtualisation, into existing e‑Infrastructures 
  • Encourage the deployment of grid services on top of virtual infrastructures
  • Encourage the integration of cloud-based services and APIs into existing e Infrastructures
  • Promote the development of open-source components to build clouds
  • Support the development of standards-based grid interfaces to cloud services
  • Explore the application of grid technology for the federation of clouds
  • Aim for high-level efficiency in both grid and cloud computing 

 

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