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Realizing Interoperability among Grids: a Case Study with GARUDA Grid and the EGEE Grid

  • Asvija B 
  • Shamjith K V 
  • Sridharan R 
  • Prahlada BB Rao 
  • Mohanram N. 
Conference paper

Abstract

Recent endeavours from the global scientific and research community have resulted in realizing a massive number of customized, community oriented local and national grids. While each of these attempts has resulted in materialized frameworks that can successfully cater to a specific user community; this approach has daunted the vision of a single, unified, global, standards based Grid. Hence achieving Interoperability for the Co-existence of Grids with heterogeneous operating environments becomes the focus of today’s research. This paper begins with a brief description on the need for inter-operability among world wide Grids, and further elaborates on identifying the exact requirements for achieving the same in Production environments with Functional and Operational perspectives. As a case study, specific challenges related to interoperation between the Indian GARUDA [1] Grid and the European EGEE [2] Grids, are discussed in detail. Possible approaches and solutions to address these specific issues at various levels are dealt at great length.

Keywords

Grid Resource Globus Toolkit Storage Resource Broker Grid Access Grid Portal 
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References

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    The GARUDA Grid - http://www.garudaindia.in
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    The European Grid for E Science (EGEE) - http://public.eu-egee.org/
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    The Open Grid Forum (OGF)- http://ogf.org
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    The Grid Interoperability Now (GIN) http://forge.gridforum.org/sf/go/projects.gin/wiki
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    Overview of the Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI) http://www-unix.globus.org/security/overview.html
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    Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) http://cern.ch/hep-project-grid-scg/voms.html
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    Moab Meta-scheduler – http://clusterresources.com
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    F. Pacini, EGEE User's Guide - WMS Service https://edms.cern.ch/document/572489/
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    CESNET, EGEE User's Guide - Service Logging and Bookkeeping (L&B) - https://edms.cern.ch/document/571273/
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    Storage Resource Broker - http://www.nirvanastorage.com/
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    Storage Resource Manager (SRM) - http://sdm.lbl.gov/srm-wg/
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© Springer-Verlag US 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Asvija B 
    • 1
  • Shamjith K V 
    • 1
  • Sridharan R 
    • 1
  • Prahlada BB Rao 
    • 1
  • Mohanram N. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)ThiruvananthapuramIndia

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