Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services
GRIDCOMP allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.
Effective components for the Grid
Using many computers at the same time to solve complex scientific or technical problems, such as simulating weather forecast, new drugs, or the behaviour or airplane wings, for instance, is a promising alternative to conventional main frame computer systems. The advantages of this so-called 'Grid Computing' are obvious: the computers can be geographically dispersed, and the computing power can be triggered according to the requirements. But here reside also the drawbacks: efficient Grid Computing depends on software - so-called middleware - that can deal with different hardware and operating systems, authorization, security, load and failure problems, to make all these computers behave like one.
The European Project "GridCOMP" tackled this problem and proposes a component-based framework implementing the "Grid Component Model (GCM)" to support the development of efficient distributed applications making these typical Grid computing-related problems "invisible". This framework now allows to seamlessly composing applications and services deployed on large scale infrastructures, for example with several thousand computers all over the world.
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