Towards a Service-Oriented Ad Hoc Grid
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Overview: Service-oriented grid computing focuses on the unification of resources through virtualization, to enable on demand distributed computing within a preconfigured environment. Organizations or inter-organizational communities willing to share their computational resources typically create a centrally planned grid, where dedicated grid administrators manage the nodes and the offered grid services. This paper presents the idea of a spontaneously formed, service-oriented ad hoc grid to harness the unused resources of idle networked workstations and high-performance computing nodes on demand.