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Business Grid

Abstract

When most people think of a Grid, a picture comes to mind as an interconnected system for the distribution and sharing of electricity, supported by a network of high-tension cables and power stations. Around 1995, this concept of electronic grid was applied to the field of distributed computing and parallel computing to facilitate sharing of computing power and storage resources over computers on a network. An example definition for Grid and Grid Computing is as follows:

“AGrid is a collection of distributed computing resources available over a local or wide area network that appears to an end user or application as one large virtual computing system. The vision is to create virtual dynamic organizations through secure, coordinated resource sharing among individuals, institutions, and resources. Grid computing is an approach to distributed computing that spans not only locations, but also organizations, machine architectures, and software boundaries to provide unlimited power, collaboration, and information access to everyone connected to a Grid.”

Keywords

Business Process Grid Computing Grid Service Business Process Execution Language Grid Solution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2007

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