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Experiences with Deploying Legacy Code Applications as Grid Services Using GEMLCA,

  • A. Goyeneche
  • T. Kiss
  • G. Terstyanszky
  • G. Kecskemeti
  • T. Delaitre
  • P. Kacsuk
  • S. C. Winter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3470)

Abstract

One of the biggest obstacles in the wide-spread industrial take-up of Grid technology is the existence of a large amount of legacy code programs that is not accessible as Grid Services. On top of that, Grid technology challenges the user in order to intuitively interconnect and utilize resources in a friendly environment. This paper describes how legacy code applications were transformed into Grid Services using GEMLCA providing a user-friendly high-level Grid environment for deployment, and running them through the P-GRADE Grid portal. GEMLCA enables the use of legacy code programs as Grid services without modifying the original code. Using the P-GRADE Grid portal with GEMLCA it is possible to deploy legacy code applications as Grid services and use them in the creation and execution of complex workflows. This environment is tested by deploying and executing several legacy code applications on different sites of the UK e-Science OGSA testbed.

Keywords

Input File Grid Service Legacy Code Grid Technology Document Type Definition 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Goyeneche
    • 1
  • T. Kiss
    • 1
  • G. Terstyanszky
    • 1
  • G. Kecskemeti
    • 1
  • T. Delaitre
    • 1
  • P. Kacsuk
    • 2
  • S. C. Winter
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Parallel Computing, Cavendish School of Computer ScienceUniversity of WestminsterLondon
  2. 2.MTA SZTAKI Lab. of Parallel and Distributed SystemsBudapestHungary

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