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Teaching the Grid: Learning Distributed Computing with the M-grid Framework

Walters, Robert J, Millard, David E, Bernnett, Philip, Argles, David, Crouch, Stephen, Gilbert, Lester and Wills, Gary (2006) Teaching the Grid: Learning Distributed Computing with the M-grid Framework At ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, United States. 26 - 30 Jun 2006. , pp. 3857-3864.

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Abstract

A classic challenge within Computer Science is to distribute data and processes so as to take advantage of multiple computers tackling a single problem in a simultaneous and coordinated way. This situation arises in a number of different scenarios, including Grid computing which is a secure, service-based architecture for tackling massively parallel problems and creating virtual organizations. Although the Grid seems destined to be an important part of the future computing landscape, it is very difficult to learn how to use as real Grid software requires extensive setting up and complex security processes. M-grid mimics the core features of the Grid, in a much simpler way, enabling the rapid prototyping of distributed applications. We describe m-grid and explore how it may be used to teach foundation Grid computing skills at the Higher Education level and report some of our experiences of deploying it as an exercise within a programming course.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 26th-30th June 2006
Venue - Dates: ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, United States, 2006-06-26 - 2006-06-30
Keywords: Grid, distributed computing, teaching
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 262181
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262181
PURE UUID: 75e0ba02-197d-4409-aba1-88a5a1366dd3
ORCID for David E Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Stephen Crouch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8985-6814
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:54

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Author: Robert J Walters
Author: David E Millard ORCID iD
Author: Philip Bernnett
Author: David Argles
Author: Stephen Crouch ORCID iD
Author: Lester Gilbert
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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