Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 199–217 | Cite as

Triana Applications within Grid Computing and Peer to Peer Environments

  • Ian Taylor
  • Matthew Shields
  • Ian Wang
  • Omer Rana


An overview of the Triana Problem Solving Environment is provided – with a particular focus on the GAP application-level interface, for integration with Grid Computing and Peer-to-Peer infrastructure. GAP is a Java-based subset of the Grid Application Toolkit interface (being implemented in the GridLab project), and an outline of its current functionality, usage and mappings to three supported underlying middleware derivatives: JXTA, Web Services, and P2PS (a simplified Peer-to-Peer platform) are provided. The motivation behind the development of P2PS is given – emphasising its minimal, but effective Peer-to-Peer mechanisms that allow scalable, decentralized discovery and communication amongst cooperating P2PS peers within highly unstable environments. A summary of three application use cases illustrating the range of scenarios that such a system addresses is also provided.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Taylor
    • 1
  • Matthew Shields
    • 2
  • Ian Wang
    • 2
  • Omer Rana
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityUK
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityUK

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