Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer

For those of you wanting to read the entire WS-Resource Transfer series, IBM have provided an overview page that covers all of the articles/tutorials within the series. See Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer

For those of you wanting to read the entire WS-Resource Transfer series, IBM have provided an overview page that covers all of the articles/tutorials within the series. See
Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer

Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 5: Using WS-RT for work distribution

The fifth and final part of my series on using WS-Resource Transfer is available to read now. In this last part we look at using the WS-RT system as a method for distributing work within your grid system. Read Building a grid system using WS-Resou…

The fifth and final part of my series on using WS-Resource Transfer is available to read now. In this last part we look at using the WS-RT system as a method for distributing work within your grid system. Read Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 5: Using WS-RT for work distributionRead past parts of the series: Read: Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer Series

Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 4: Using WS-RT for grid monitoring

The fourth part of my series on developing a grid solution using the new WS-Resource Transfer system is available now. In this tutorial, we look at both sides of the security session, in terms of using WS-RT as an aid to the authorization process …

The fourth part of my series on developing a grid solution using the new WS-Resource Transfer system is available now. In this tutorial, we look at both sides of the security session, in terms of using WS-RT as an aid to the authorization process and at combining WS-Security with WS-RT for secure resource exchange.Read: Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 4: Using WS-RT for grid monitoringRead past parts of the series: Read: Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer Series

Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 3: Using WS-RT for grid monitoring

The third part of my series on building a grid system using WS-RT. In this third part of the series, we go deeper into the process of using WS-RT as a grid solution by examining how we can use WS-RT to store and collate information for monitoring …

The third part of my series on building a grid system using WS-RT. In this third part of the series, we go deeper into the process of using WS-RT as a grid solution by examining how we can use WS-RT to store and collate information for monitoring the grid. From the intro:

In this tutorial, you learn how to use the WS-RT standard to help manage your individual grid nodes. We’ll look at how to extract individual pieces of information from resource data, how to update and set individual attributes, and how to extend the existing database interface to create and expose trend data through our WS-RT interface.

Read: Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer, Part 3: Using WS-RT for grid monitoringRead past parts of the series: Read: Building a grid system using WS-Resource Transfer Series

IBM developerWork Grid Zone PDFs

In light of the announcement that IBM are retiring their developerWorks Grid zone (see this post), I’ve tried to grab a copy of all the PDFs for the articles I was involved in. There are some missing gaps because the PDFs have already disappeared …

In light of the announcement that IBM are retiring their developerWorks Grid zone (see this post), I’ve tried to grab a copy of all the PDFs for the articles I was involved in. There are some missing gaps because the PDFs have already disappeared (notably, the Python grid series), but everything else should be listed below:

Let me know if anything is missing and I’ll see what I can do.

Grid computing zone is being retired

Regular readers will know that I’ve been a frequent and prolific contributor to the IBM developerWorks Grid Zone. In fact, in the early years of this zone I was often the only contributor. Unfortunately, after years of providing us with helpful in…

Regular readers will know that I’ve been a frequent and prolific contributor to the IBM developerWorks Grid Zone. In fact, in the early years of this zone I was often the only contributor.Unfortunately, after years of providing us with helpful information on grids, grid software and development and deployment techniques, the Grid computing zone is being retired. While I can understand why, I must say I’m surprised. Although I’m sure we are all more enlightened about grid technology than before, I still think we have a long way to go, and there’s certainly a few things I would like to have covered and expanded upon. I had, for example, some updates and extensions to the Perl and Python grid programming solutions in the pipeline. Let me know if you would like to see these and I’ll post them up here or on MCslp Coalface once I’ve completed them. Until then, I’d like to thank IBM and particularly Mary McCommon (Grid zone editor) for giving me the opportunity to write about and play with such interesting technologies.

Developing a grid application with open source tools

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. Be…

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.

Read: Developing a grid application with open source tools