Supporting e-Science Applications on e-Infrastructures: Some Use Cases from Latin America

  • Roberto Barbera
  • Francisco Brasileiro
  • Riccardo Bruno
  • Leandro Ciuffo
  • Diego Scardaci
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


In this chapter, we describe a successful methodology to support ­e-Science applications on e-Infrastructures put in practice in the EELA-2 project co-funded by the European Commission and involving European and Latin American countries. The heterogeneous requirements of the e-Science applications, coming from several scientific fields, makes difficult to provide them with a support able to satisfy all the different needs. Usually, the grid middleware adopted, gLite in the case of EELA-2, provides applications with general tools not able to meet specific requirements. For this reason, a really powerful e-Infrastructure has to offer some additional services to complete and integrate the functionalities of the grid middleware. These services have to both increase the set of functionalities offered by the e-Infrastructure and make easier the tasks of developing and deploying new applications. Following this methodology, EELA-2 deployed 53 e-Science applications out of the 61 supported in total, in its enriched e-Infrastructure during its life.


Grid Service Grid Infrastructure Storage Element Grid Site Secure Storage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Barbera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisco Brasileiro
    • 3
  • Riccardo Bruno
    • 1
  • Leandro Ciuffo
    • 1
  • Diego Scardaci
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CataniaItalian National Institute of Nuclear PhysicsCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Systems and ComputingUniversidade Federal de Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil

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