International Science Linkage Project on Grid Computing


Raj Buyya;
Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Srikumar Venugopal, Chao Jin, James Andrew Broberg, Xingchen Chu, SungJin Choi.

Student: Jia Yu Anthony Sulistio, Chee Shin Yeo, Rajiv Ranjan, Marcos Assuncao, Marco A. S. Netto, Al-Mukaddim Khan Pathan, Saurabh Garg, Md Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahsan Talukder, Suraj Pandey.

M. Palaniswami, UniMelb;
Rao Kotagiri, UniMelb.

Introduction: Grid computing is emerging as an enabler for the creation of global Cyberinfrastructure for e-Research applications.
Significance: This International Science Linkage (ISL) Project, funded by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) from Nov. 2006-Dec. 2009, links Australian researchers with international researchers primarily through (1) two EU FP6 projects: CoreGrid and CatNets, (2) Chinese Grid project (ChinaGrid), (3) Indian Grid project (Garuda), and (4) American AutoMate. The project is aimed at enhancing the scope and depth of Australian R&D in Grid computing and e-Research; establishing linkages to enable the leveraging of the capabilities and resources of both Australian and international partners; and developing grid technologies that improve agility and utility of national and international Cyberinfrastructure powering e-Research applications.
Applications: This project aims to produce basic scientific discoveries and turn them into commercial outcomes through the development of: 1. an advanced grid application development environment that 2. supports the linking of distributed scientific models and resources; 3. an economic-based and self-organising autonomic layer that 4. overlays network architectures and systems for Internet-based enterprise and global Grids; 5. economic-based grid protocols for service negotiation and 6. resource allocation; 7. algorithms for decentralised resource management and application scheduling on global grid environment; 8. grid middleware for composing and deploying e-Research 9. applications on utility-driven enterprise and global grid computing environments; and 10. e-Research application demonstrators in Geophysics and life sciences areas.
Challenges: It is recognised as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years.
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