Application of grid computing for on line learning resources
Shaikh, Sadeque Imam
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There is a big difference in education sector between first world and developing world. This difference is based on digital learning resources and computing power. Unfortunately all of these resources are geographically distributed all over the world. There is no doubt that ICT is playing a big role for introducing E-learning around the world. But if we really want to overcome these differences we need a revolutionary approach that support mutual use of geographically distributed computing and learning resources as an aggregated environment that will create new ways of flexibility, interoperability and extensibility. According to IBM there are millions of distributed computers on the web and most of the computing powers of those PCs are under utilized. Fortunately Grid is the technologies that can integrate all of these resources of knowledge’s and produce super-computing power from those geographically distributed computers to access those knowledge’s without sacrificing local autonomy. In this paper we will describe the ICT infrastructure for on line collaborative learning and then we will design service oriented Grid technology that will be able to support ICT infrastructure by generating supper computing power from distributed resources for sharing learning resources. We will also analyze the challenges related with technology, standard, security and performance of grid Technology for resource share and management based on literature review and cutting edge technologies of available industry standard software and toolkits. Finally we will propose recommendations for successful implementation of Grid technology with ICT for collaborative leaning revolution in the world. Methodology of this paper is based on study, analysis and literature review as well as empirical as we will do few experiments using grid tools to taste feasibility of this technology.