On Business Grid Demands and Approaches

  • Carsten Franke
  • Adolf Hohl
  • Philip Robinson
  • Bernd Scheuermann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4685)


This paper addresses necessary modification and extensions to existing Grid Computing approaches in order to meet modern business demand. Grid Computing has been traditionally used to solve large scientific problems, focussing more on accumulative use of computing power and processing large input and output files, typical for many scientific problems. Nowadays businesses have increasing computational demands, such that Grid technologies are of interest. However, the existing business requirements introduce new constraints on the design, configuration and operation of the underlying systems, including availability of resources, performance, monitoring aspects, security and isolation issues. This paper addresses the existing Grid Computing capabilities, discussing the additional demands in detail. This results in a suggestion of problem areas that must be investigated and corresponding technologies that should be used within future Business Grid systems.


Grid Size Software Landscapes Application Data Execution Characteristics Autonomy Service Level Agreements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsten Franke
    • 1
  • Adolf Hohl
    • 1
  • Philip Robinson
    • 1
  • Bernd Scheuermann
    • 1
  1. 1.SAP Research CEC Belfast, Karlsruhe 

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