Interoperability between gLite and GOS

  • Yongjian Wang
  • Yaodong Cheng
  • Gang Chen
Conference paper


Interoperability among different grid middlewares with different architectures is not a trivial task, i.e. gLite, used in European grid infrastructure EGEE, and GOS, used in the Chinese grid infrastructure CNGRID infrastructure. But it’s necessary in order to extend the European GRID infrastructure for e-Science to China and vice verse. The aim of our work is to facilitate scientific data transfer and processing in a first sample of scientific communities that have already strong collaborations between Europe and China. The interoperability between gLite and GOS middlewares and, then, the interconnection between EGEE and CNGRID infrastructures, is fundamental to achieve this goal.

This paper presents the interoperability solution adopted during our work, including job submission, data transfer, and information services. The prototype implementation of a gateway for achieving interoperability is discussed and preliminary results are also presented.


Grid Infrastructure Resource Management System Resource Broker Grid Middlewares Data Interoperability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongjian Wang
    • 1
  • Yaodong Cheng
    • 1
  • Gang Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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