Virtual EZ Grid: A Volunteer Computing Infrastructure for Scientific Medical Applications

  • Mohamed Ben Belgacem
  • Nabil Abdennadher
  • Marko Niinimaki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6104)


This paper presents the Virtual EZ Grid project, based on the XtremWeb-CH (XWCH) volunteer computing platform. The goal of the project is to introduce a flexible distributed computing system, with (i) a non-trivial number of computing resources infrastructure from various institutes, (ii) a stable platform that manages these computing resources and provides advanced interfaces for applications, and (iii) a set of applications that take benefit of the platform. This paper concentrates on the application support of the new version of XWCH, and describes how a medical image application MedGIFT utilises it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Ben Belgacem
    • 1
  • Nabil Abdennadher
    • 2
  • Marko Niinimaki
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandHepia GenevaSwitzerland

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