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Int.eu.grid

A Grid Infrastructure for Interactive Applications
  • G. Borges
  • J. Gomes
  • M. Montecelo
  • M. David
  • B. Silva
  • N. Dias
  • J.P. Martins
  • C. Fernández
  • L. García-Tarrés
  • C. Veiga
  • D. Cordero
  • J. López
  • J. Marco
  • I. Campos
  • D. Rodriguez
  • R. Marco
  • A. López
  • P. Orviz
  • A. Hammad
  • M. Hardt
  • E. Fernández
  • E. Heymann
  • M.A. Senar
  • A. Padee
  • K. Nawrocki
  • W. Wislicki
  • P. Heinzlreiter
  • M. Baumgartner
  • H. Rosmanith
  • S. Kenny
  • B. Coghlan
  • P. Lason
  • L. Skital
  • J. Astalos
  • M. Ciglan
  • M. Pospieszny
  • R. Valles
  • K. Dichev
Conference paper

Abstract

The int.eu.grid project aims to provide a production quality grid computing infrastructure for e-Science supporting parallel and interactive applications. The infrastructure capacity is presently about 750 cores distributed over 12 sites in 7 countries, and it implies a much larger management and coordination effort to guarantee high availability and fast start-up mechanisms of (batch and parallel) interactive applications. Int.eu.grid is also strongly focused on providing a user-friendly access to the grid through a powerful GUI allowing a transparent access to grid resources and the possibility to interact in real time with running applications. In this chapter we present the management policies, infrastructure services, and operation mechanisms that enable interactivity over the grid bringing a new added value to grid environments.

Keywords

Grid computing Interactivity Resource discovering Fast start-up 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Borges
    • 1
  • J. Gomes
    • 1
  • M. Montecelo
    • 1
  • M. David
    • 1
  • B. Silva
    • 1
  • N. Dias
    • 1
  • J.P. Martins
    • 1
  • C. Fernández
    • 2
  • L. García-Tarrés
    • 2
  • C. Veiga
    • 2
  • D. Cordero
    • 2
  • J. López
    • 2
  • J. Marco
    • 3
  • I. Campos
    • 3
  • D. Rodriguez
    • 3
  • R. Marco
    • 3
  • A. López
    • 3
  • P. Orviz
    • 3
  • A. Hammad
    • 4
  • M. Hardt
    • 4
  • E. Fernández
    • 5
  • E. Heymann
    • 5
  • M.A. Senar
    • 5
  • A. Padee
    • 6
  • K. Nawrocki
    • 6
  • W. Wislicki
    • 6
  • P. Heinzlreiter
    • 7
  • M. Baumgartner
    • 7
  • H. Rosmanith
    • 8
  • S. Kenny
    • 9
  • B. Coghlan
    • 9
  • P. Lason
    • 10
  • L. Skital
    • 10
  • J. Astalos
    • 11
  • M. Ciglan
    • 11
  • M. Pospieszny
    • 12
  • R. Valles
    • 13
  • K. Dichev
    • 14
  1. 1.Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de PartículasLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Supercomputación de GaliciaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  3. 3.Instituto de Física de Cantabria, IFCA, CSIC-UCSantanderSpain
  4. 4.Steinbuch Centre for ComputingForschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors i Sistemes OperatiusUniversitat Autónoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  6. 6.Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational ModellingUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  7. 7.GUP Linz, Joh. Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  8. 8.Interactive European Grid Project, GUPLinzAustria
  9. 9.Trinity College DublinDublinIreland
  10. 10.Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGHKrakowPoland
  11. 11.Institute of informatics, Slovak academy of sciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  12. 12.Poznań Supercomputing and Networking CenterPoznańPoland
  13. 13.Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas ComplejosZaragozaSpain
  14. 14.High-Performance Computing Center StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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