Grid Computing is not new, nor for that matter is grid security. The use of grid computing on a heterogeneous network is also not new. What is new is our use of Java Web Start to distribute jobs on the grid. This opens the door to grid computing on a heterogeneous network for Java programmers.
Pawel Krepsztul, Douglas A. Lyon, “Remote Job Submission Security”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 5, no. 1 (January 2006), pp. 13-29
Douglas A. Lyon and Pawel Krepsztul. "Remote Job Submission Security" Journal of Object Technology
Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2006)
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