Grids include interconnected hardware components, coordinated software, coordinated (grid) services, and institutions and groups that operate them. To effectively use grids, users need access to information about the hardware, software, grid services, and the institutions and groups operating them. The TeraGrid's Information Services activities aim to Define a coordinated way for TeraGrid participants to publish about the components they operate, Define a way for TeraGrid as an organization to aggregate the information from all TeraGrid service contributors, and Publish this information to the public in a form that can easily be used by users, applications, and TeraGrid service providers themselves. This talk will introduce the TeraGrid's Information Service strategy, the high-level architecture, current and future content, and the methods available to users, applications, and gateways to access TeraGrid Information Services content.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Grid Computing Environments (GCE) Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Department, Program, or Center

Computer Science (GCCIS)


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