The paper details the result of the EU FP7 EDGI project focusing on the cloud developments and usability improvements. Volunteer desktop grids, like BOINC, are designed to handle millions of parameter sweep type jobs and millions of desktop machines as worker nodes. Seamless transfer of gLite jobs to desktop grids was already implemented by EDGI; however this huge number of DG resources could not be utilized efficiently due to slow completion time caused by unpredictable behavior of the volunteer resources. The paper details how clouds have been utilized to shorten completion time on the EDGeS@home volunteer desktop grid to boost the performance of the supported gLite VO and also details how this service can be exploited by the gLite user communities of EGI (European Grid Initiative) all over Europe.
- Desktop grid
- Volunteer computing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications