Programming environments for multidisciplinary Grid communities

N. Ramakrishnan, L. T. Watson, D. G. Kafura, C. J. Ribbens, C. A. Shaffer
2002 Concurrency and Computation  
Rapid advances in technological infrastructure as well as the emphasis on application support systems have signaled the maturity of grid computing. Today's grid computing environments (GCEs) extend the notion of a programming environment beyond the compile-schedule-execute paradigm to include functionality such as networked access, information services, data management, and collaborative application composition. In this article, we present GCEs in the context of supporting multidisciplinary
more » ... unities of scientists and engineers. We present a high-level design framework for building GCEs and a space of characteristics that help identify requirements for GCEs for multidisciplinary communities. By describing integrated systems for five different multidisciplinary communities, we outline the unique responsibility (and opportunity) for GCEs to exploit the larger context of the scientific or engineering application, defined by the ongoing activities of the pertinent community. Finally, we describe several core systems support technologies that we have developed to support multidisciplinary GCE applications. Discussion 26
doi:10.1002/cpe.679 fatcat:az2jbb4gqjgxjkucf4jj3cym3u