Opinion - The role of open source in grid computing: past, present and future

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| To a significant extent, the benefits that we predicted for open source
| release have indeed accrued: Globus software has been widely adopted, and
| many groups are doing amazing things with it, building exciting applications,
| powerful tools, and substantial infrastructures. (I can go on at tremendous
| length on this topic, but I will restrain myself.)



Open source grid computing takes off

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| The Hadoop project is opening up a really interesting discussion around
| computing scale. A few years ago I never would have imagined that the open
| source world would be contributing software solutions like this to the
| market. I don’t know why I had that perception, really. Perhaps all the
| positioning by enterprise software companies to discredit open source
| software started to sink in.



XtreemOS, a Linux-based Operating System to support Virtual Organizations for
next generation Grids

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| Based on Linux, XtreemOS will have 3 different versions capable of running on
| single PCs, clusters and mobile devices and will provide for the Grid what an
| operating system offers for a single computer: abstraction from the hardware
| and secure resource sharing between different users. *


Living off the grid OS

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| Visualize virtualization that goes beyond the usual hardware associated with
| the term -- servers and storage, for example -- to encompass the whole set of *
| resources in a computing environment, including firewalls, databases, memory,
| and CPUs, for example. *
| The benefits of a grid OS are considerable, allowing you to allocate more
| computing power to an application in a heartbeat and with seamless effort,
| for example. *