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ALSO CALLED: Computational Grids, Cluster Computing, Grid Control
DEFINITION: Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) is a set of standards defining the way in which information is shared among diverse components of large, heterogeneous grid systems. In this context, a grid system is a scalable wide area network (WAN) that supports resource sharing and distribution. OGSA is a trademark of the Open Grid Forum.OGSA definitions and criteria apply to hardware, platforms and software  … 
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Virtualization: Clouds on the Horizon - Managing Virtualized Data Centers Now and in the Future
sponsored by Akorri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization technology is revolutionizing IT, it has taken root in large, medium and small enterprises throughout the world, and we are only just beginning to fully grasp the transformational potential of this technology.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008

Akorri

With Dashboards - Formatting and Layout Definitely Matter
sponsored by Corda Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the best practices for dashboard formatting and layout. It also discusses nine dashboard design problems and solutions.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

Corda Technologies

Protecting Virtual Machines: The "Best Of VMworld" Approach
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a completely new approach to availability for virtual machines-an approach recognized with the Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology award.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 08 Sep 2008

Citrix

Oracle RAC Performance Quadruples on HP Cluster with Dolphin Express
sponsored by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the advantages of using SuperSockets with Dolphin Express to build scalable, high performance and highly cost-effective Oracle RAC clusters with industry standard servers and Dolphin components.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

Dolphin Interconnect Solutions

Leading Insurance, Financial and Banking Services Provider Replaces Citrix with Ericom's Server Based Computing Solution
sponsored by Ericom Software
CASE STUDY: Western Financial group was facing a challenge to provide insurance brokers with remote access from the organization's core insurance application running on Windows terminal Servers, so to overcome this issue they moved on to Ericom.
Posted: 10 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ericom Software

Implementing Breakthrough Technology for Clinical Development Modeling and Simulation
sponsored by Univa UD
CASE STUDY: When GlaxoSmithKline was challenged with improving efficiency in modeling and simulation, their clinical development research team turned to Univa technology for faster methods of establishing and running models for a drug’s effects on the body.
Posted: 03 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Univa UD

Raytheon Open Source Performance Advantages
sponsored by Univa UD
CASE STUDY: By partnering with Univa, Raytheon, a leader in High Performance Computing and Mission Systems Integration, created a best-of-breed solution for scalable, robust and time-critical data movement, file virtualization, and storage and security challenges.
Posted: 03 Apr 2008 | Published: 03 Apr 2008

Univa UD

Enterprise Information Integration - Deployment Best Practices for Low Cost Implementation
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Information Server platform is a revolutionary new software platform that helps organizations derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across their systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM Software Group

Maximize IT Flexibility and Lower Costs with Grid Computing on Windows
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn about grid capabilities including resource pooling and sharing, dynamic resource provisioning, and automated monitoring and management.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2008, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

TOPICS:  Grid Computing
Oracle Corporation

Best Practices in PC Grid Computing
sponsored by Univa UD
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we explore the features, components and benefits of a state-of-the-art PC grid computing solution - and how to choose one that's best for your organization.
Posted: 13 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Univa UD

Oracle Database 11g High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will review the common causes of application downtime and discuss how technologies available in the Oracle Database can help avoid costly downtime and enable rapid recovery from unavoidable failures.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Oracle Corporation

Scaling Enterprise SOA Deployments: Benefits of a Service-Grid Architecture Powering Next-Generation SOA Deployments
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews modern enterprise service grids and how their brokered peer-to-peer architecture offer ease of use for a wide array of distributed computing projects including the SOA market.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

A Practical Approach to Grid Computing
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Various methods have been used to achieve high availability, efficient resource utilization, and improved business flexibility. Learn how enterprise grid computing leverages these methods to reduce cost and complexity in your Oracle database.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

NetApp

Top-down Application Management: The New IT Operations Imperative from Oracle
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Attend this free Webcast to learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager' unique top-down application management can help you simplify management of business applications.
Posted: 21 Mar 2007 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2007, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Oracle Corporation

Monitoring Dell 9G Servers in Oracle GRID
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Best practices on the installation and configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Dell OpenManage, including detailed instructions on how to monitor and manage alerts coming from the servers.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Dell, Inc.

Managing Applications with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to address the challenges of managing mission-critical applications. Read this white paper to learn about benefits of adopting an application management solution like Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Posted: 07 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Oracle Corporation

The Scalability Revolution: From Dead End to Open Road
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how applications can improve performance and achieve linear scalability by switching from a tier-based model to space-based architecture (SBA).
Posted: 06 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

Virtualization: Management Ascendant
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn more about the potential, but avoidable issues related to virtualization.
Posted: 05 Dec 2006 | Published: 09 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company

Virtualization and Resource Utilization: Saving You Effort, Time and Money
sponsored by Data Center Decisions
PRESENTATION: In this presentation from Data Center Decisions 2006, Andrew Kutz, Operating Systems Specialist, University of Texas, shows how to maximize resource utilization using VMware's Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) and demystifies some of i...
Posted: 31 Oct 2006 | Published: 31 Oct 2006

Data Center Decisions

The High Performance Data Center: The Role of Ethernet in Consolidation and Virtualization
sponsored by Force10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the technologies needed to ensure your business is prepared to meet the new challenges and opportunities of today's high performance data center as well as the benefits of Ethernet as the foundation for the virtual data center.
Posted: 04 Oct 2005 | Published: 01 Oct 2005

Force10 Networks
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GRID COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  in standards-based grid computing. The OGSA is, in effect, an extension and refinement of the service-oriented architecture (SOA). The OGSA addresses ongoing issues and challenges such as authentication, authorization, policy negotiation and enforcement, administration of service-level agreements, management of virtual organizations and customer data integration. For a Web service to be considered a grid service, it must allow clients to easily discover, update, modify and delete information about the service's state, define how the service evolves and ensure ongoing compatibility with other services. … 
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