The edutain@grid Project
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.
KeywordsBusiness models E-learning Grid computing Online games Quality of Service Real-time Online Interactive Applications Service Level Agreement Scalability
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