Managing a grid, Part 2: Security considerations

Whether you are an established grid manager, just in the process of developing and designing your grid, or expecting to take over a grid environment soon, there are many different aspects you need to consider. In Part 2 of my new series, written b…

Whether you are an established grid manager, just in the process of developing and designing your grid, or expecting to take over a grid environment soon, there are many different aspects you need to consider. In Part 2 of my new series, written by Arun Chhatpar, we look at the security requirements and considerations in your grid.

Managing a grid involves many elements, from the network and hardware you use to deploy your grid to the security, job management, and job metrics and statistics generated during the execution of your grid, which enable you to more effectively manage the work. In this four-part “Managing a grid” series, we look at key elements of the grid management process, such as identifying hardware and network fundamentals and how that affects your grid process, and how to use metrics information as a scheduling, prediction, and expansion tool. Here in Part 2, we cover grid security and its importance in grid management.

You can read Part 1: Managing a grid, Part 1: Network and Infrastructure.You can read the full tutorial: Managing a grid, Part 2: Security considerations.