The Emergence of Internet as a Powerful connectivity media is bridging the gap between a number of technologies leading to what is known as “Everything on IP”.
Cluster-based systems have become a platform of choice for mainstream computing.
Economic based approach to resource management is the way to go in the grid environment.
The user can say “I am willing to pay $…, can you complete my job by this time…”
Both sequential and parallel applications run seamless on desktops, SMPs, Clusters, and the Grid without any change.
Grid: A Next Generation Internet ?