Boosting gLite with cloud augmented volunteer computing

Kovács, József and Marosi, Attila and Visegrádi, Ádám and Farkas, Zoltán and Kacsuk, Péter and Lovas, Róbert (2015) Boosting gLite with cloud augmented volunteer computing. FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GRID COMPUT, 43-44. pp. 12-23. ISSN 0167-739X 10.1016/j.future.2014.10.005

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The paper details the result of the EU FP7 EDGI project focusing on the cloud developments and usability improvements. Volunteer desktop grids, like BOINC, are designed to handle millions of parameter sweep type jobs and millions of desktop machines as worker nodes. Seamless transfer of gLite jobs to desktop grids was already implemented by EDGI; however this huge number of DG resources could not be utilized efficiently due to slow completion time caused by unpredictable behavior of the volunteer resources. The paper details how clouds have been utilized to shorten completion time on the EDGeS@home volunteer desktop grid to boost the performance of the supported gLite VO and also details how this service can be exploited by the gLite user communities of EGI (European Grid Initiative) all over Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CLOUDS; Volunteer computing; gLite; Desktop Grid; CLOUD; BOINC
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
SWORD Depositor: MTMT Injector
Depositing User: MTMT Injector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 07:47
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2016 17:44

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