Service Architectures for e-Science Grid Gateways: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Dennis Gannon
  • Beth Plale
  • Daniel A. Reed
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4804)


An e-Science Grid Gateway is a portal that allows a scientific collaboration to use the resources of a Grid in a way that frees them from the complex details of Grid software and middleware. The goal of such a gateway is to allow the users access to community data and applications that can be used in the language of their science. Each user has a private data and metadata space, access to data provenance and tools to use or compose experimental workflows that combine standard data analysis, simulation and post-processing tools. In this talk we will describe the underlying Grid service architecture for such an eScience gateway. In this paper we will describe some of the challenges that confront the design of Grid Gateways and we will outline a few new research directions.


Grid Resource Service Architecture Grid Infrastructure Continuous Query Fault Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Gannon
    • 1
  • Beth Plale
    • 1
  • Daniel A. Reed
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405 
  2. 2.Renaissance Computing Institute, 100 Europa Drive Suite 540, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517 

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