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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2006)
Singapore
May 16, 2006 to May 19, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2585-7
pp: 57
Cindy Zheng , San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
David Abramson , Monash University, Australia
Peter Arzberger , University of California, San Diego, USA
Shahaan Ayyub , Monash University, Australia
Colin Enticott , Monash University, Australia
Slavisa Garic , Monash University, Australia
Mason J. Katz , San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Jae-Hyuck Kwak , Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea
Bu Sung Lee , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Phil M. Papadopoulos , San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Sugree Phatanapherom , Kasetsart University, Thailand
Somsak Sriprayoonsakul , Kasetsart University, Thailand
Yoshio Tanaka , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Yusuke Tanimura , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Osamu Tatebe , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Putchong Uthayopas , Kasetsart University, Thailand
ABSTRACT
This practices and experience paper describes the coordination, design, implementation, availability, and performance of the Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) Grid Testbed. Applications in high-energy physics, genome annotation, quantum computational chemistry, wildfire simulation, and protein sequence alignment have driven the middleware requirements, and the testbed provides a mechanism for international users to share software beyond the essential, de facto standard Globus core. In this paper, we describe how human factors, resource availability and performance issues have affected the middleware, applications and the testbed design. We also describe how middleware components in grid monitoring, grid accounting, grid Remote Procedure Calls, grid-aware file systems, and grid-based optimization have dealt with some of the major characteristics of our testbed. We also briefly describe a number of mechanisms that we have employed to make software more easily available to testbed administrators.
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CITATION

J. Kwak et al., "The PRAGMA Testbed - Building a Multi-Application International Grid," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Singapore, 2006, pp. 57.
doi:10.1109/CCGRID.2006.178
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