I’ve been a keen supporter of using open source tools and technology (including Perl, Python and many of the open source libraries and platforms). In fact, many of my most popular articles have been on grid technology and open source solutions. Because of that, I decided to put together an overview piece of the flexibility and utility of open source solutions in grids. From the into:
Using open source tools for developing grid applications opens up a wealth of possibilities. The first is a very rapid development process, especially if you take advantage of script languages like Perl or Python and deployment environments like Apache. There is also a wealth of examples available that can help you. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of developing a grid solution using open source technology.