ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
A Survey on Approaches to Gridification (Indexed SCI IF2008=0.713)
MATEOS, C.; ZUNINO, A.; CAMPO, M.
SOFTWARE: PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE
John Wiley & Sons
Año: 2008 vol. 38 p. 523 - 556
The Grid shows itself as a globally distributed computing environment, in which hardware and software resources are virtualized to transparently provide applications with vast capabilities. Just like the electrical power grid, the Grid aims at offering a powerful yet easy-to-use computing infrastructure to which applications can be easily plugged and efficiently executed. Unfortunately, it is still very difficult to Grid-enable applications, since current tools force users to take into account many details when adapting applications to run on the Grid. In this paper, we survey some of the recent efforts in providing tools for easy gridification of applications and propose several taxonomies to identify approaches followed in the materialization of such tools. We conclude this paper by describing common features among the proposed approaches, and by pointing out open issues and future directions in the research and development of gridification methods.