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This IBM Redbook is intended to give readers interested in the technical aspects of grid computing a hands-on introduction using the Globus Toolkit. This includes a discussion of the first basics of grid computing, and various grid products and architectures.

This publication is a good starting point for learning about grid computing, and gives you a good foundation before learning more about the future of grid computing, OGSA, e-business, and IBM's vision of the on-demand era.

This publication covers the following topics:

- Grid computing fundamentals

- Architecture and security considerations

- Introduction of Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)

- Description of the components of the Globus Toolkit

- Globus Toolkit Version 2.2 implementation

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