With the growing amount of computational resources available, not only locally (e.g. multicore processors), but also across the Internet, utility computing (aka Clouds and Grids) becomes more and more interesting as a means to outsource applications and services, respectively. So far, these systems still act like external resources / devices that have to be explicitly selected, integrated, accessed and so forth. In this paper, we present our conceptual approaches of dealing with increased capacity, scale and heterogeneity of future systems by integrating and using remote resources and services through a kind of web-based ``fabric''.
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