Desktop grids opening up to UNICORE

Matthias Keller, Jozsef Kovacs, André Brinkmann

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Research communities from high energy physics to humanities utilised grid infrastructures to support and accelerate their research. Their computations can be executed by different grid technologies: Grids of cluster systems, like the German D-Grid, grids of supercomputers, like the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA), or desktop grids consolidated in the International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF). UNICORE is one of the three grid middleware environments supported by the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) for managing a set of cluster or supercomputers, but desktop grids are currently unsupported. This work fills this gap enabling UNICORE to support all three kinds of grid technologies of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). This unified interface enables European scientists to access web services, portals, and applications on all grid technologies in the same way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUNICORE Summit 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event7th UNICORE Summit 2011 - Torun, Poland
Duration: Jul 7 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameUNICORE Summit 2011, Proceedings


Other7th UNICORE Summit 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Keller, M., Kovacs, J., & Brinkmann, A. (2011). Desktop grids opening up to UNICORE. In UNICORE Summit 2011, Proceedings (pp. 67-76). (UNICORE Summit 2011, Proceedings; Vol. 9).