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On pattern oriented software architecture for the grid

Prema, H and Raghavana, Srinivasa NR (2004) On pattern oriented software architecture for the grid. In: Parallel Computing — Software Technology, Algorithms, Architectures and Applications, SEP 02-05, 2003, Dresden, GERMANY.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-5452(04)80080-7


Precision, sophistication and economic factors in many areas of scientific research that demand very high magnitude of compute power is the order of the day. Thus advance research in the area of high performance computing is getting inevitable. The basic principle of sharing and collaborative work by geographically separated computers is known by several names such as metacomputing, scalable computing, cluster computing, internet computing and this has today metamorphosed into a new term known as grid computing. This paper gives an overview of grid computing and compares various grid architectures. We show the role that patterns can play in architecting complex systems, and provide a very pragmatic reference to a set of well-engineered patterns that the practicing developer can apply to crafting his or her own specific applications. We are not aware of pattern-oriented approach being applied to develop and deploy a grid. There are many grid frameworks that are built or are in the process of being functional. All these grids differ in some functionality or the other, though the basic principle over which the grids are built is the same. Despite this there are no standard requirements listed for building a grid. The grid being a very complex system, it is mandatory to have a standard Software Architecture Specification (SAS). We attempt to develop the same for use by any grid user or developer. Specifically, we analyze the grid using an object oriented approach and presenting the architecture using UML. This paper will propose the usage of patterns at all levels (analysis. design and architectural) of the grid development.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 07:02
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 07:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43768

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