EDGeS: The Common Boundary Between Service And Desktop Grids

  • Zoltan Balaton
  • Zoltan Farkas
  • Gabor Gombas
  • Peter Kacsuk
  • Robert Lovas
  • Attila Csaba Marosi
  • Gabor Terstyanszky
  • Tamas Kiss
  • Oleg Lodygensky
  • Gilles Fedak
  • Ad Emmen
  • Ian Kelley
  • Ian Taylor
  • Miguel Cardenas-Montes
  • Filipe Araujo

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltan Balaton
    • 1
  • Zoltan Farkas
    • 1
  • Gabor Gombas
    • 1
  • Peter Kacsuk
    • 1
  • Robert Lovas
    • 1
  • Attila Csaba Marosi
    • 1
  • Gabor Terstyanszky
    • 2
  • Tamas Kiss
    • 2
  • Oleg Lodygensky
    • 3
  • Gilles Fedak
    • 4
  • Ad Emmen
    • 5
  • Ian Kelley
    • 6
  • Ian Taylor
    • 6
  • Miguel Cardenas-Montes
    • 7
  • Filipe Araujo
    • 8
  1. 1.Computer and Automation Research InstituteHungarian Acadamy of SciencesHungary
  2. 2.University of WestminsterUK
  3. 3.LAL Universite Paris SudFrance
  4. 4.INRIA Saclay, Grand-LargeFrance
  5. 5.AlmereGridNetherlands
  6. 6.Cardiff UniversityUK
  7. 7.Extermadura Advanced Research CenterSpain
  8. 8.Department of Informatics EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraPortugal

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