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Science Gateways for Distributed Computing Infrastructures

Development Framework and Exploitation by Scientific User Communities

  • Péter Kacsuk
  • Shows users how to build customized, domain-specific science gateways

  • Authors drawn from diverse fields, including biology, chemistry, and astrophysics

  • Useful for computational scientists engaged in the design of distributed data management infrastructures


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. WS-PGRADE/gUSE Science Gateway Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ákos Balaskó
      Pages 33-50
    3. Miklos Kozlovszky, Krisztián Karóczkai, István Márton, Péter Kacsuk, Tibor Gottdank
      Pages 51-67
    4. Ákos Hajnal, Zoltán Farkas, Péter Kacsuk, Tamás Pintér
      Pages 69-81
    5. Zoltán Farkas
      Pages 83-96
    6. Zoltán Farkas, Ákos Hajnal, Péter Kacsuk
      Pages 97-109
    7. Tamás Kiss, Gábor Terstyánszky, Péter Borsody, Péter Kacsuk, Ákos Balaskó
      Pages 111-122
    8. Gábor Terstyánszky, Edward Michniak, Tamás Kiss, Ákos Balaskó
      Pages 123-135
  3. Domain-Specific Science Gateways Customized from the WS-PGRADE/gUSE Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Shayan Shahand, Mohammad Mahdi Jaghoori, Ammar Benabdelkader, Juan Luis Font-Calvo, Jordi Huguet, Matthan W.A. Caan et al.
      Pages 139-149
    3. Sandra Gesing, Jens Krüger, Richard Grunzke, Luis de la Garza, Sonja Herres-Pawlis, Alexander Hoffmann
      Pages 151-165
    4. Çelebi Kocair, Cevat Şener, Ayşen D. Akkaya
      Pages 167-180
    5. Eva Sciacca, Fabio Vitello, Ugo Becciani, Alessandro Costa, Piero Massimino
      Pages 181-194
    6. Gabriele Pierantoni, Eoin Carley
      Pages 195-207
    7. Dušan Vudragović, Antun Balaž
      Pages 209-220
  4. Further Applications of WS-PGRADE/gUSE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Sílvia Delgado Olabarriaga, Ammar Benabdelkader, Matthan W.A. Caan, Mohammad Mahdi Jaghoori, Jens Krüger, Luis de la Garza et al.
      Pages 223-234

About this book


The book describes the science gateway building technology developed in the SCI-BUS European project and its adoption and customization method, by which user communities, such as biologists, chemists, and astrophysicists, can build customized, domain-specific science gateways. Many aspects of the core technology are explained in detail, including its workflow capability, job submission mechanism to various grids and clouds, and its data transfer mechanisms among several distributed infrastructures.

The book will be useful for scientific researchers and IT professionals engaged in the development of science gateways.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Péter Kacsuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. of Parallel & Distributed SystemsHungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)BudapestHungary

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Péter Kacsuk received his Kandidat (Ph.D.) degree from the Hungarian Academy in 1989. He habilitated at the University of Vienna in 1997, he received his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (D.Sc.) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He is currently the Head of the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (LPDS) in the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in Budapest. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems and programming environments; cluster computing; and grid computing. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Grid Computing.

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