Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on (2011)
Dec. 7, 2011 to Dec. 9, 2011
Grid computing uses a job submission model that requires the users to perform a set of interactive operations for executing an application on the Grid. Grid users are therefore burdened with the tasks of understanding the basic concept of Grid computing and the details of job management. Cloud computing, on the other hand, applies a utility model that allows the user to access the underlying platform via Web services. This work brings the Cloud concept to the Grid with a result of replacing the job submission model with a service infrastructure. In this case, Grid applications are presented as Web services that can be executed on the Grid automatically without user interactions. All issues related to job management are performed by the system. The service infrastructure significantly simplifies the users' task in accessing the Grid.
Grid computing, Cloud computing, Software as a Service, Web services, User interface
W. Peng, D. Chen, J. Tao, L. Wang and H. Marten, "Towards Providing Cloud Functionalities for Grid Users," Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on(ICPADS), Tainan, Taiwan, 2011, pp. 965-970.