This tutorial marks the first of a series of tutorials that will teach you the mechanics of a grid and how to develop a grid using Python as your supporting language. At the end of the series, you should have a good idea both of the technicalities surrounding grid development, but also a complete API in Python for building your own grid applications.Grid components need to talk to each other. The distributor needs to talk to the grid providers, the providers need to talk back, and clients and management tools need to talk to the distributor and providers. Providers may need to talk to each other, or they may need to look up information from another machine to determine information or status information from the grid. In this tutorial we look at ways to handle communication in a Python grid framework, from the basics of the TCP/IP system to the simplified, externally managed e-mail solution.You can jump straight to the tutorial.
This tutorial marks the first of a series of tutorials that will teach you the mechanics of a grid and how to develop a grid using Python as your supporting language. At the end of the series, you should have a good idea both of the technicalities surrounding grid development, but also a complete API in Python for building your own grid applications.This tutorial teaches the basics of a grid design and how different components of the Python language can be used to support the design through its various stages. As the first part of a series of tutorials on building grids with Python, the purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic grid structure and the functionality provided within Python to support these basic components. By the end of this tutorial, you should have gained an understanding of how a grid operates and the primary methods available within Python that can support it.You can jump straight to the tutorial.
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Building grid applications can be complicated – there are so many different aspects and components to the system that it’s impossible to simply leap in the process. However, there are toolkits out ther and available that can help you. The most mature and best known of these grid toolkits is the Globus Toolkit. But usig the toolkit can be complex, so using a nice, easy to use language like Python can make the process significantly easier.In this tutorial I start with the basics of the Globus system and show how to build the Globus kit, the Python interface, and and how to use the interface to build basic Python grid servbices and applications.You can read the full article.