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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International (2003)
Nice, France
Apr. 22, 2003 to Apr. 26, 2003
ISSN: 1530-2075
ISBN: 0-7695-1926-1
pp: 103b
Mauro Migliardi , University of Genoa
Stefano Zappaterra , University of Genoa
Massimo Maresca , University of Genoa
Chiara Bisso , CETENA
In this paper we describe our experience in porting a real-world legacy application, namely the statistic evaluation of ship vulnerability, to a parallel execution environment dynamically distributed over the intra-net of the Italian naval research center (CETENA). More in details, we describe how we leveraged the dynamic, plug-in based metacomputing infrastructure provided by the HARNESS system to reconcile the requirements of a legacy application tightly tied to a specific CAD environment with a grid-like metacomputing environment in order to deploy over the machines connected through an intra-net multiple instances of the application, coordinate their execution, collect the so produced results and merge them into a unified, statistically improved simulation.

S. Zappaterra, M. Migliardi, M. Maresca and C. Bisso, "HARNESSing Intranet Computational Power for Legacy Applications: The Case of Ship Vulnerability Evaluation," Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International(IPDPS), Nice, France, 2003, pp. 103b.
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