EDGeS: Bridging EGEE to BOINC and XtremWeb

Etienne Urbah, Peter Kacsuk, Zoltan Farkas, Gilles Fedak, Gabor Kecskemeti, Oleg Lodygensky, Attila Marosi, Zoltan Balaton, Gabriel Caillat, Gabor Gombas, Adam Kornafeld, Jozsef Kovacs, Haiwu He, Robert Lovas

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Desktop Grids, such as XtremWeb and BOINC, and Service Grids, such as EGEE, are two different approaches for science communities to gather computing power from a large number of computing resources. Nevertheless, little work has been done to combine these two Grid technologies in order to establish a seamless and vast Grid resource pool. In this paper we present the EGEE Service Grid, the BOINC and XtremWeb Desktop Grids. Then, we present the EDGeS solution to bridge the EGEE Service Grid with the BOINC and XtremWeb Desktop Grids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-354
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Grid Computing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Bridge
  • Desktop grid
  • EDGeS
  • EGEE
  • Interface
  • Interoperation
  • OGF
  • Service grid
  • Xtrem web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Urbah, E., Kacsuk, P., Farkas, Z., Fedak, G., Kecskemeti, G., Lodygensky, O., Marosi, A., Balaton, Z., Caillat, G., Gombas, G., Kornafeld, A., Kovacs, J., He, H., & Lovas, R. (2009). EDGeS: Bridging EGEE to BOINC and XtremWeb. Journal of Grid Computing, 7(3), 335-354. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10723-009-9137-0