Grid Computing Resources

Grid Computing Info Centre (GRID Infoware)

Find grid news, events, activities, tools and systems, plus information on computational economy, portals, programming environments, applications, test beds and more here.

The Global Grid Forum (GGF)

A community-initiated forum of individual researchers and practitioners working on distributed computing, or grid technologies. Find an overview of the history and current state of the GGF, news, events, project information, research and working groups here.

Grid Computing Planet

An portal on grid computing. Find news, feature stories, a list of frequently asked questions and information on grid computing projects here.

IEEE Distributed Systems Online Grid Computing Page

Find news and event information from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. here.

The Globus Project

Dedicated to developing fundamental technologies needed to build computational grids. Find a tool kit to build computational grids and grid-based applications, current project information, technical papers, training opportunities, information on new software, publications, test beds, e-mail lists and other related information here.

Grid Computing Environments Working Group

This working group of the GGF is aimed at contributing to the coherence and interoperability of frameworks, portals, problem-solving environments and other grid-based computing environments and services. You can also find a list of terms here.


Second International Workshop on Grid Computing

This is the refereed final proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Grid Computing, Grid 2001, which was held in Denver in November. The 16 revised full papers are presented.

The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure

Edited by Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1998; $62.95.

2001 IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (Cc Grid 2001)

IEEE, February 2002; $190. This collection of 85 papers from the May 2001 symposium presents developments in cluster and grid computing that enable applications to share resources and content across the Internet in a peer-to-peer manner.


A magazine on grid computing from The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Find stories, funding information, resources, news and other information here.

White papers

"The Anatomy of the Grid"

By Ian Foster, Carl Kesselman and Steven Tuecke. A white paper from the Globus Project, which defines this field of study.

Grid technology and products page

Find Sun Microsystems Inc.'s white paper "Sun Powers the Grid," an overview of grid computing, as well as some customer case studies here.

"Grid Computing: Distributed Advantage"

A white paper by Peter Andrews at IBM Global Services that discusses grid computing's potential for business and the evolution toward this new model.

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