The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

The evolution of the Grid

de Roure, D., Baker, M., Jennings, N. R. and Shadbolt, N. (2003) The evolution of the Grid In, Berman, F., Fox, G. and Hey, A.J.G. (eds.) Grid Computing - Making the Global Infrastructure a Reality. John Wiley and Sons Ltd pp. 65-100.

Record type: Book Section


In this paper we describe the evolution of grid systems, identifying three generations: first generation systems which were the forerunners of the Grid as we recognise it today; second generation systems with a focus on middleware to support large scale data and computation; and third generation systems where the emphasis shifts to distributed global collaboration, a service oriented approach and information layer issues. In particular, we discuss the relationship between the Grid and the World Wide Web, and suggest that evolving web technologies will provide the basis for the next generation of the Grid. The latter aspect – which we define as the Semantic Grid – is explored in a companion paper.

PDF evolution-of-grid.pdf - Other
Download (0B)

More information

Published date: 2003
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 256871
ISBN: 0470853190
PURE UUID: 39cfc6bf-72b5-4042-b430-2c5bb095c2fd
ORCID for D. de Roure: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 09 Dec 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:42

Export record


Author: D. de Roure ORCID iD
Author: M. Baker
Author: N. R. Jennings
Author: N. Shadbolt
Editor: F. Berman
Editor: G. Fox
Editor: A.J.G. Hey

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.