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Grid-enabled know-how sharing technology based on ARC services and open standards

Objective

Grid technologies rapidly evolve from an academic peculiarity to a solid answer to problems of extended teams of users. Grid-based solutions are becoming critical tools in enriching wide collaborations, allowing their members to communicate and co-operate securely and reliably. Though widely accepted technology standards are not in place yet, several Grid solutions are already offering reliable services.

The KnowARC project aspires to improve and extend the existing state-of-the-art technology found in the Advanced Resource Connector (ARC) middleware, which provides a set of reliable, non-intrusive, well-tested core services. KnowARC aims to significantly increase awareness and usage of such next generation ARC middleware. The resulting high performance and popular Grid solution will increase productivity in many areas of human activities through efficient expert know-how sharing. It will focus on intensive computational tasks, security and data handling, and will be powerful, efficient and yet simple to deploy, maintain and use.

The vision of KnowARC is of an application expert sharing procedural knowledge with other members of the extended team by the creation of a specific software and data. The expert then uses Grid technology to create a know-how sharing environment, provides a characterisation of the field of application, and specifies who is allowed to use it. The efficient clients facilitate access to such environments. On a larger scale, the KnowARC Grid solution will foster the sharing of know-how between virtual organizations of providers and users.

The result of the project will be extension of ARC to be a standards-compliant, interoperable Grid software, offering foundations for know-how sharing services for business and society. KnowARC will transform ARC into coherent, functional next-generation Grid software of industrial quality, ready for deployment on a variety of computing platforms and included into various operating systems distributions.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0316 Oslo
Norway

Participants (8)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Norregade 10
1017 Kobenhavn
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA
Hungary
Address
Victor Hugo Utca 18/-22
Budapest
SCIENCE + COMPUTING AG
Germany
Address
Hagellocher Weg 73
72070 Tubingen
UNIVERSITAET ZU LUEBECK
Germany
Address
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Luebeck
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
Geneve 4
UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Sankt Olofsgatan 10B
75105 Uppsala