ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
A Novel Mechanism for Gridification of Compiled Java Applications (Indexed SCI, IF JCR2010=0.239)
MATEOS, C.; ZUNINO, A.; TRACHSEL, R.; CAMPO, M.
COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS
SLOVAK ACAD SCIENCES INST INFORMATICS
Año: 2011 vol. 30 p. 1259 - 1285
Exploiting Grids intuitively requires developers to alter their applications, which calls for expertise on Grid programming. Gridification tools address this problem by semi-automatically making user applications to be Grid-aware. However, most of these tools produce monolithic Grid applications in which common tuning mechanisms (e.g. parallelism) are not applicable, and do not reuse existing Grid middleware services. We propose BYG (BYtecode Gridifier), a gridification tool that relies on novel bytecode rewriting techniques to parallelize and easily execute existing applications via Grid middlewares. Experiments performed by using several computing intensive applications on a cluster and a simulated wide-area Grid suggest that our techniques are effective while stay competitive compared to programmatically using such services for gridifying applications.