Argonne National Laboratory

Grid Technologies and Applications: Architecture and Achievements

TitleGrid Technologies and Applications: Architecture and Achievements
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsFoster, IT
Date Published08/2001
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P902-0801

The 18 months since CHEP\'2000 have seen significant advances in Grid computing, both within and outside high energy physics. While in early 2000, Grid computing was a novel concept that most CHEP attendees were being exposed to for the first time, we now see considerable consensus on Grid architecture, a solid and widely adopted technology base, major funding initiatives, a wide variety of projects developing applications and technologies, and major deployment projects aimed at creating robust Grid infrastructures. I provide a summary of major developments and trends, focusing on the Globus open source Grid software project and the GriPhyN data grid project.