A Principled Approach to Grid Middleware

Status Report on the Minimum Intrusion Grid
  • Jost Berthold
  • Jonas Bardino
  • Brian Vinter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7016)


This paper provides an overview of MiG, a Grid middleware for advanced job execution, data storage and group collaboration in an integrated, yet lightweight solution using standard software.

In contrast to most other Grid middlewares, MiG is developed with a particular focus on usability and minimal system requirements, applying strict principles to keep the middleware free of legacy burdens and overly complicated design. We provide an overview of MiG and describe its features in view of the Grid vision and its relation to more recent cloud computing trends.


Cloud Computing Storage Node Runtime Environment Principled Approach Resource Owner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jost Berthold
    • 1
  • Jonas Bardino
    • 2
  • Brian Vinter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.eScience CenterUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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