ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
On the Evaluation of Gridification Effort and Runtime Aspects of JGRIM Applications (Indexed SCI, IF JCR2010=2.365)
MATEOS, C.; ZUNINO, A.; CAMPO, M.
FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Año: 2010 vol. 26 p. 797 - 819
Nowadays, Grid Computing has been widely recognized as the next big thing in distributed software development. Grid technologies allow developers to implement massively distributed applications with enormous demands for resources such as processing power, data and network bandwidth. Despite the important benefits Grid Computing offers, contemporary approaches for Grid-enabling applications still force developers to invest much effort into manually providing code to discover and access Grid resources and services. Moreover, the outcome of this task is usually software that is polluted with Grid-aware code, thus maintainability suffers. In a previous article we presented JGRIM, a novel approach to easily gridify Java applications. In this paper, we report a detailed evaluation of JGRIM that was conducted by comparing it with Ibis and ProActive, two platforms for Grid development. Specifically, we used these three platforms for gridifying the k-Nearest Neighbor algorithm and an application for restoring panoramic images. The results show that JGRIM simplifies gridification without resigning performance for these applications.