The edutain@grid Project

  • Thomas Fahringer
  • Christoph Anthes
  • Alexis Arragon
  • Arton Lipaj
  • Jens Müller-Iden
  • Christopher Rawlings
  • Radu Prodan
  • Mike Surridge
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4685)

Abstract

edutain@grid is an exciting and ground breaking new project making use of Grid technology. The project will identify and define a new class of applications that are highly significant for Grid computing but have not been studied in the past, which we characterise as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA). The distinctive features that make ROIA unique include large user concurrency to a single application instance, ad-hoc connections, competition-oriented Virtual Organisations, real-time interactive response, dynamically changing control and data application flows whilst maintaining high Quality of Service (QoS), user friendly security, and novel Business-to-Consumer market models. In order to meet these challenges, the project team will develop a new middleware layer that will allow ROIA to exploit Grid computing and validate the system using two pilot applications from online gaming and e-learning domains.

Keywords

Business models E-learning Grid computing Online games Quality of Service Real-time Online Interactive Applications Service Level Agreement Scalability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Fahringer
    • 1
  • Christoph Anthes
    • 2
  • Alexis Arragon
    • 3
  • Arton Lipaj
    • 4
  • Jens Müller-Iden
    • 5
  • Christopher Rawlings
    • 6
  • Radu Prodan
    • 1
  • Mike Surridge
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute for Computer Science, University of InnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Graphics and Parallel Processing, University of LinzAustria
  3. 3.Darkworks S.A.France
  4. 4.Amis d.o.o.Slovenia
  5. 5.Institute of Computer Science, University of MünsterGermany
  6. 6.BMT Cordah Ltd.U.K.
  7. 7.IT Innovation Centre, University of SouthamptonU.K.

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