Cluster Computing

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 311–322 | Cite as

Grid user requirements—2004: a perspective from the trenches

Original Paper


Pervasive Grid adoption is predicated on the availability of widely deployed usable software and a user community willing to use it. Currently, widespread adoption of Grids, even within technically sophisticated communities, is limited, and determining and eliminating these barriers to adoption are essential in order for Grids to becoming widely capitalized. Through a series of face-to-face interviews conducted during the summer of 2004, we have identified issues relating to job submission, file transfer, usability, and systems management that must be resolved in order to improve the usability of Grid infrastructures. The background to these issues and some possible solutions are described in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open Middleware Infrastructure InstituteUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  3. 3.UK National e-Science CentreEdinburghUK

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