Analysis of Component Model Extensions to Support the GriCoL Language



Nowadays, programming grid applications is still a major challenge. Several systems, tools and environments have appeared to allow end-users to describe applications without dealing with the complexity of the grid infrastructure. An application description in such environments is done through high level languages such as the Grid Concurrent Language (Gricol). Independently of the application domain, this language enables the description of highly complex scientific experiments. While such a high level language is offered to end-users, the question of how to implement it is raised. The contribution of this paper is to analyze the support of a Gricol application within component models, in particular the support of its temporal composition represented by a control flow construction.


programming model software component programming language control-flow data-flow GriCoL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INRIA/IRISACampus de BeaulieuRennesFrance
  2. 2.High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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