AMOS: Using the Cloud for On-Demand Execution of e-Science Applications

Rudolf Strijkers, Willem Toorop, Alain van Hoof, Paola Grosso, Adam Belloum, Dmitry Vasuining, Cees de Laat, Robert Meijer
2010 2010 IEEE Sixth International Conference on e-Science  
The amount of computing resources currently available on Clouds is large and easily available with pay per use cost model. E-Science applications that need to be executed on-demand can benefit from the Cloud, because no permanent computing resources to support peak demand has to be acquired. In this paper, we present AMOS, a system that automates creation and management of temporary Grids on a Cloud to execute (parts of) application workflows. We performed experiments with AMOS and a
more » ... ive e-Science application on a research Grid and on the Amazon EC2 Cloud. The results show that AMOS is a viable approach to manage and execute e-Science applications in a flexible Grid environment and to explore novel mechanisms that allow optimal utilization of Cloud resources. Furthermore, we consider AMOS as a step towards an operating system for (virtual) infrastructures that enables Grid applications to control their computational resources at run-time.
doi:10.1109/escience.2010.15 dblp:conf/eScience/StrijkersTHGBVLM10 fatcat:76oruodzhnbzvclrkp4ueequ3m