Recently there has been a great deal excitement about using both Computational and Data Grids [1,9], for large-scale scientific computing. However, the utility of Grid tools, ideas, and technologies to solve smaller-scale problems is often overlooked. In this paper, it will be shown not only that grids work very well for these smaller problems, but that the techniques developed for use in large scale grid computing can be applied equally as well to smaller problems and used in a effective and productive manner. This paper focuses on what Grid technology can be used to address a specific problem, particularly the aspects of monitoring a Grid and the associated problems and solutions. This will be described in the context of a scientific collaboration between six geographically distinct sites that spanned both the East and West coasts of the United States.