Communications architecture to support massively connected Containers
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-24
The GRID has recently become a popular area of investigation and means different things to each observer. In the broadest sense we can identify the need for 'containers' in which work will be run on behalf of 'principals' in whom we place varying degrees of trust. The GRID is formed by connecting together some number of these containers and adding in whatever is necessary to support client connection into the resulting network. As work is injected we can assume that connections will begin to be formed between containers and we might assume that eventually each container will be connected to all the others. As the number of containers rises the number of connections thus becomes extremely large and is an important design issue in the implementation of any practical container.