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Building a Production Grid in Scandinavia
July/August 2003 (vol. 7 no. 4)
pp. 27-35
Paula Eerola, Lund University, Sweden
Bal?zs K?nya, Lund University, Sweden
Oxana Smirnova, Lund University, Sweden
Tord Ekel?, Uppsala University, Sweden
Mattias Ellert, Uppsala University, Sweden
John Renner Hansen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Jakob Langgaard Nielsen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Anders W??n?nen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Aleksandr Konstantinov, University of Oslo
Farid Ould-Saada, University of Oslo

The aim of the NorduGrid project is to build and operate a production grid infrastructure in Scandinavia and Finland. By developing innovative middleware solutions, it enables a 24/7 production-level test bed. Through a common access layer, NorduGrid connects a dynamic set of computing resources, ranging from small test clusters at academic institutions to large farms at several supercomputer centers. This article reviews the architecture and describes the grid services implemented via the NorduGrid middleware. The authors describe a case study of a demanding high-energy physics application.

Index Terms:
Grid, distributed computing, testbed, middleware, Globus
Citation:
Paula Eerola, Bal?zs K?nya, Oxana Smirnova, Tord Ekel?, Mattias Ellert, John Renner Hansen, Jakob Langgaard Nielsen, Anders W??n?nen, Aleksandr Konstantinov, Farid Ould-Saada, "Building a Production Grid in Scandinavia," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 27-35, July-Aug. 2003, doi:10.1109/MIC.2003.1215657
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