Experiences in teaching grid computing to advanced level students

Sinnott, R.O., Stell, A.J. and Watt, J. (2005) Experiences in teaching grid computing to advanced level students. In: IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 2005 (CCGrid 2005), Cardiff, Wales, 9-12 May 2005, pp. 51-58. ISBN 0780390741 (doi: 10.1109/CCGRID.2005.1558533)



Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCGRID.2005.1558533


The development of teaching materials for future software engineers is critical to the long term success of the grid. At present however there is considerable turmoil in the grid community both within the standards and the technology base underpinning these standards. In this context, it is especially challenging to develop teaching materials that have some sort of lifetime beyond the next wave of grid middleware and standards. In addition, the current way in which grid security is supported and delivered has two key problems. Firstly in the case of the UK e-Science community, scalability issues arise from a central certificate authority. Secondly, the current security mechanisms used by the grid community are not line grained enough. In this paper we outline how these issues are being addressed through the development of a grid computing module supported by an advanced authorisation infrastructure at the University of Glasgow.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Professor Richard and Watt, Dr John
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Stell, A.J., and Watt, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 2005 (CCGrid 2005)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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