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Distributed Computing Instrastructure as a Tool for e-Science

  • Jacek Kitowski
  • Kazimierz Wiatr
  • Łukasz Dutka
  • Maciej Twardy
  • Tomasz Szepieniec
  • Mariusz Sterzel
  • Renata Słota
  • Robert Pająk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9573)

Abstract

It is now several years since scientists in Poland can use the resources of the distributed computing infrastructure – PLGrid. It is a flexible, large-scale e-infrastructure, which offers a homogeneous, easy to use access to organizationally distributed, heterogeneous hardware and software resources. It is built in accordance with good organizational and engineering practices, taking advantage of international experience in this field. Since the scientists need assistance and close collaboration with service providers, the e-infrastructure is relied on users’ requirements and needs coming from different scientific disciplines, being equipped with specific environments, solutions and services, suitable for various disciplines. All these tools help to lowering the barriers that hinder researchers to use the infrastructure.

Keywords

Distributed infrastructure IT tools and services Computing platforms Clouds and grids 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was made possible thanks to the following projects: PLGrid Plus (POIG.02.03.00-00-096/10), PLGrid NG (POIG.02.03.00-12-138/13) and PLGrid Core (POIG.02.03.00-12-137/13), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Innovative Economy programme, including the special purpose grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Kitowski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kazimierz Wiatr
    • 1
    • 3
  • Łukasz Dutka
    • 1
  • Maciej Twardy
    • 1
  • Tomasz Szepieniec
    • 1
  • Mariusz Sterzel
    • 1
  • Renata Słota
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert Pająk
    • 1
  1. 1.AGH University, ACC Cyfronet AGHKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceAGH UniversityKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Department of ElectronicsAGH UniversityKrakówPoland

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