(from source[1]) "A Grid Checklist: I suggest that the essence of the definitions above can be captured in a simple checklist 1)coordinates resources that are not subject to centralized control (A Grid integrates and coordinates resources and users that live 2) using standard, open, general-purpose protocols and interfaces. A Grid is built from multi-purpose protocols and interfaces that 3)to deliver nontrivial qualities of service. (A Grid allows its constituent resources to be used in a coordinated fashion to deliver"

see also [1] April 17, 2010


  1. "What is the Grid? A Three Point Checklist" by Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago July 2002