Experiences with deploying legacy code applications as grid services using GEMLCA

Goyeneche, Ariel, Kiss, Tamas, Terstyanszky, Gabor, Kecskemeti, Gabor, Delaitre, Thierry, Kacsuk, Peter K. and Winter, Stephen (2005) Experiences with deploying legacy code applications as grid services using GEMLCA. In: Advances in grid computing (EGC 2005): European Grid Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 14-16, 2005: revised selected papers. Lecture notes in computer science (3470). Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 851-860. ISBN 3540269185

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11508380_87


One of the biggest obstacles in the wide-spread industrial take-up of Grid technology is the existence of a large amount of legacy code programs that is not accessible as Grid Services. On top of that, Grid technology challenges the user in order to intuitively interconnect and utilize resources in a friendly environment. This paper describes how legacy code applications were transformed into Grid Services using GEMLCA providing a user-friendly high-level Grid environment for deployment, and running them through the P-GRADE Grid portal. GEMLCA enables the use of legacy code programs as Grid services without modifying the original code. Using the P-GRADE Grid portal with GEMLCA it is possible to deploy legacy code applications as Grid services and use them in the creation and execution of complex workflows. This environment is tested by deploying and executing several legacy code applications on different sites of the UK e-Science OGSA testbed. The work presented in this paper was initially supported by EPSRC funded project (Grant No: GR/S77509/01): A proposal to evaluate OGSA/GT3 on a UK multisided testbed. The integration of GEMLCA, P+Grade and other Grid tools and projects is currently supported by "CoreGrid", network of excellence in "Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, Grid and Peer-to-Peer Technologies".

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2009 10:02
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/990

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