G. von Laszewski, "Grid Computing: Enabling a Vision for Collaborative Research," Preprint ANL/MCS-P945-0302, March 2002. [pdf]
In this paper we provide a motivation for Grid computing based on a vision to enable a collaborative research environment. Our vision goes beyond the connection of hardware resources. We argue that with an infrastructure such as the Grid, new modalities for collaborative research are enabled. We provide an overview showing why Grid research is difficult, and we present a number of management-related issues that must be addressed to make Grids a reality. We list projects that provide solutions to subsets of these issues.