Grid Computing Discipline

Grid computing presents unique challenges to IT Professionals.  It is a study in applied economics — unlimited demand versus constrained resources.  It is also usually a study in the Tragedy of the Commons.  Grid administrators must successfully satisfy their end user’s need for more compute and their finance organization’s need to control costs.

The Grid Computing Discipline

Grid Administrator Challenges

  • High job throughput for internal customers

  • High utilization for management metrics

  • Continuous uptime and availability

  • Optimization of third party tools in a scale-out environment

  • Constant re-balancing of queues/pools/resources

  • Accommodating  un-forecasted demand