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A lightweight Web interface to Grid scheduling systems

Parker, Christopher and Hussein Suleman (2008) A lightweight Web interface to Grid scheduling systems. In Proceedings Annual Conference of South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT), Wilderness Beach Hotel, Wilderness, South Africa.

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Abstract

Grid computing is often out of reach for the very scientists who need these resources because of the complexity of popular middleware suites. Some effort has gone into abstracting away these complexities using graphical user interfaces, some of which have been Web-based. This paper presents a lightweight and portable interface for Grid management, that is made possible using recent advances in dynamic technologies for Web applications. Case studies are presented to demonstrate that this interface is both usable and useful. An analysis of usage then highlights some positive and negative aspects of this approach.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Grid Computing, Scheduling, AJAX, Usability
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.5 COMPUTER SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
J Computer Applications: J.0 GENERAL
ID Code:464
Deposited By:Parker, Christopher
Deposited On:28 August 2008