Integrated service and desktop grids for scientific computing

Lovas, Róbert and Kiss, Tamás (2009) Integrated service and desktop grids for scientific computing. In: DCABES 2009. The 8th international symposium on distributed computing and applications to business, engineering and science. Wuhan, 2009..

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Currently two different approaches can be distinguished in the research and development of Grid systems. In case of traditional Service Grids (such as operated in the EGEE project), the infrastructure consists of several well maintained clusters and data centers, which are provided by institutes and universities in order to serve the demands of large user communities. On the other hand, Desktop Grid solutions —such as Internet-based distributed or volunteer computing infrastructures— usually collect non-reliable resources from the donors (desktop PC owners) for some selected, grand challenge projects. In this paper we discuss a generic bridge solution between these different computation platforms, and demonstrate its capabilities and advantages by applications. As one of the key issues, the software build, test, and validation procedures in such heterogeneous environment will be outlined based on the ETICS-2 services as well. The presented solution tries to offer best practices for other Grid initiatives and projects; how to tackle the digital fragmentation with gateways, quality assurance and reliability issues concerning scientific Grid systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Depositing User: Eszter Nagy
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 16:05
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 16:05

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