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Euro-Par 2007 Workshops: Parallel Processing

Volume 4854 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 72-81

UNICORE/w3

  • R. MendayAffiliated withCentral Institute for Applied Mathematics, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • , B. HagemeierAffiliated withCentral Institute for Applied Mathematics, Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Abstract

Drawing on the core values of UNICORE - “seamless, intuitive and secure access” - in this paper we propose building the next generation of UNICORE by closely aligning the Grid and the Web, namely by using the Web as the homogenizing middleware layer for the Grid. The RESTful use of HTTP coupled with a unified, RDF-based model, results in a loosely-coupled, global scale architecture. Therefore the Grid as a very rich source of information contributes to the Semantic Web of data. This is the foundation for the strong focus on usability in UNICORE/w3. Navigation of the linked resources, filtering, powerful searching functionality, the annotation and sharing of resources and monitoring using Web syndication techniques are some of the features proposed.