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Grid Computing

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EDGeS: The Common Boundary Between Service And Desktop Grids

  • Zoltan BalatonAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Zoltan FarkasAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Gabor GombasAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Peter KacsukAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Robert LovasAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Attila Csaba MarosiAffiliated withComputer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences
  • , Gabor TerstyanszkyAffiliated withUniversity of Westminster
  • , Tamas KissAffiliated withUniversity of Westminster
  • , Oleg LodygenskyAffiliated withLAL Universite Paris Sud
    • , Gilles FedakAffiliated withINRIA Saclay, Grand-Large
    • , Ad EmmenAffiliated withAlmereGrid
    • , Ian KelleyAffiliated withCardiff University
    • , Ian TaylorAffiliated withCardiff University
    • , Miguel Cardenas-MontesAffiliated withExtermadura Advanced Research Center
    • , Filipe AraujoAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra

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Service grids and desktop grids are both promoted by their supportive communities as great solutions for solving the available compute power problem and helping to balance loads across network systems. Little work, however, has been undertaken to blend these two technologies together. In this paper we introduce a new EU project, that is building technological bridges to facilitate service and desktop grid interoperability. We provide a taxonomy and background into service grids, such as EGEE and desktop grids or volunteer computing platforms, such as BOINC and XtremWeb. We then describe our approach for identifying translation technologies between service and desktop grids. The individual themes discuss the actual bridging technologies employed and the distributed data issues surrounding deployment.

Keywords

Desktop Grids BOINC EGEE XtremWeb Distributed Data Peer to Peer