Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2008)
May 19, 2008 to May 22, 2008
This paper presents an approach to development of interactive Grid applications used in the Application Development Platform (Appea), currently under development. The presented environment enables smooth and reliable development of such applications, integrating various types of Web and Grid services as well as data sources spread over a distributed infrastructure. However, the users to which Appea caters require that such applications be capable of interactivity and require human actors to interact with them. The addition of interactivity requirements has not thus far been sufficiently addressed in the Grid domain and indeed many popular Grid middleware platforms do not take sufficient notice of this problem. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to describe how such aspects of user interactivity are supported by the Appea platform and how they correspond to the needs of end users of Grid applications. The paper presents the motivation behind the proposed solution, a conceptual design of Appea as well as its basic architecture. In addition, a use case is presented, showing how the solution can be applied to a real-life workflow.
Grid, application development, interactivity, service-oriented architectures, component technologies, resource interoperability
M. Bubak, D. Harezlak and P. Nowakowski, "A New Approach to Development and Execution of Interactive Applications on the Grid," 2008 8th International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID '08)(CCGRID), Lyon, 2008, pp. 681-686.