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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2009)
Shanghai, China
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3622-4
pp: 252-259
Grid infrastructures are in operation around the world, federating an impressive collection of computational resources and a wide variety of application software. In this context, it is important to establish advanced software discovery services that could help end-users locate software components suitable to their needs. In this paper, we present the design, architecture and implementation of an open-source keyword-based paradigm for the search of software resources in Grid infrastructures, called Minersoft. A key goal of Minersoft is to annotate automatically all the software resources with keyword-rich metadata. Using advanced Information Retrieval techniques, we locate software resources with respect to users queries. Experiments were conducted in EGEE, one of the largest Grid production services currently in operation. Results showed that Minersoft successfully crawled 12.3 million valid files (620 GB size) and sustained, in most sites, high crawling rates.
Grid Computing, Crawling, Indexing, Software Retrieval

M. D. Dikaiakos, A. Katsifodimos and G. Pallis, "Harvesting Large-Scale Grids for Software Resources," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Shanghai, China, 2009, pp. 252-259.
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