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Wireless Grids: Approaches, Architectures and Technical Challenges

10 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2004  

Ashish Agarwal

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

Douglas O. Norman

MITRE Corporation

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

Grid computing and grid topologies are attracting a growing amount of attention. Originating as a concept for sharing computing resources among wired participants, the grid concept is gradually been extended into the wireless world. A Wireless Grid is an augmentation of a wired grid that facilitates the exchange of information and the interaction between heterogeneous wireless devices. While similar to the wired grid in terms of its distributed nature, the requirement for standards and protocols, and the need for adequate Quality of Service; a Wireless Grid has to deal with the added complexities of the limited power of the mobile devices, the limited bandwidth, and the increased dynamic nature of the interactions involved.

Depending on the nature of the interactions among the constituencies served by the wireless grid, various layouts can be envisaged. The ability of these models to address needs at the enterprise, partner, and service levels is contingent upon the efficient resolution of multiple technical challenges of the grid.

Keywords: wireless grid, grid computing, grid topologies

Suggested Citation

Agarwal, Ashish and Norman, Douglas O. and Gupta, Amar, Wireless Grids: Approaches, Architectures and Technical Challenges (January 2004). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4459-04; Eller College Working Paper No. 1016-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=489782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.489782

Ashish Agarwal (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

Douglas O. Norman

MITRE Corporation ( email )

202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
United States

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 32-256
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
617-253-0418 (Phone)

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