Towards Dependable GridsReport
To date, grids (a form of distributed system) have been used to aggregate resources for performance-starved applications typically resulting from scientific enquiry. Grids should not just be facilitating advances in science and engineering; rather they should also be making an impact on our daily lives by enabling sophisticated applications such as new consumer services and support for homeland defense. For example, grids providing finan- cial services should be seamlessly interconnected with grids that support telecommunica- tions, and grids providing health care services should be seamlessly interconnected with both financial services and telecommunications. This is not possible today because the poor grid dependability�which is tolerated by scientific users�would be unacceptable in critical infrastructure applications. This project aims at correcting this problem by devel- oping technology that will allow grids to be used to provide services upon which society can depend. Grids must be engineered both to achieve high dependability and to permit assurance that high dependability has been achieved.
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NguyenTuong, Anh, Andrew Grimshaw, Glenn Wasson, Marty Humphrey, and John Knight. "Towards Dependable Grids." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2004).
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science