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Dependable Global Computing with JaWS++

  • George Kakarontzas
  • Spyros Lalis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3165)


In this paper we propose a computational grid platform called JaWS++ that seeks to harvest the power of idle pools of workstations connected through the Internet and integrate them in a grid computing platform for the execution of embarrassingly parallel computations. The computations are developed in the portable Java programming language and an API is provided for application development. JaWS++ is a compromise between scavenging and reservation-based computational grids. Its service layer is composed by pools of workstations that are autonomously administered by different organizations. Each pool participates in JaWS++ under a well defined timetable to reduce unforeseen availability problems, increase dependability and favor batch work allocation and offline execution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Kakarontzas
    • 1
  • Spyros Lalis
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer and Communications Engineering DepartmentUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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