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American Journal of Software Engineering. 2014, 2(1), 8-12
DOI: 10.12691/ajse-2-1-2
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Comparison of Cloud and Grid Computing

J. Pourqasem1, S. Karimi1 and S.A. Edalatpanah2, 3,

1Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

2Department of Applied Mathematics, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran

3Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

Pub. Date: March 18, 2014

Cite this paper:
J. Pourqasem, S. Karimi and S.A. Edalatpanah. Comparison of Cloud and Grid Computing. American Journal of Software Engineering. 2014; 2(1):8-12. doi: 10.12691/ajse-2-1-2


Cloud computing is emerged from internet technology that is distinguished from previous generation of distributed systems i.e. Grid Computing. Grid Computing and Cloud Computing have similarity and difference in basic components. In this paper we present a comparison of Grid Computing and Cloud Computing between principles of them. Furthermore, this paper gives insights into the essential characteristics of both.

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