Summary: Outsourcing of Grid Computing
Master of Science, Systems Science
Department of Computer Science,
Louisiana State University
May 23, 2007
Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
This work presents an overview of the outsourcing phenomenon applied to Grid
Computing. Grid Computing is an exciting technology that has been making significant
advances in academia since the development of the Globus Toolkit. In recent years,
the technology has become more intriguing to the business world but there appears to
be a void in the literature regarding the outsourcing of Grid Computing. The dearth
of coverage on the topic is understandable because Grids are a relatively new and
complex technology that researchers in the business field are not entirely familiar with.
Furthermore, Grid Computing has existed primarily in the academic and research
world since its inception, and the technology has not historically been viewed as a