Cloud Computing has been widely adopted as a new paradigm for providing resources because of the advantages it brings to both users and providers. Even if it was firstly targeted at enterprises wishing to reduce their equipment management costs, it has been rapidly recognized as both an enabler for new applications and as a mean to allow enterprises of all… (More)
—This work is related with planning and implementation of an on demand computing service which is able to obtain a right trade-off between managment cost reduction, environmental sustainability and user satisfaction.
—Even though the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI) is a general purpose distributed platform, in the past it has been used mainly for serial computations. Parallel applications have been typically executed on supercomputer facilities or, in case of " not high-end " HPC applications, on local commodity parallel clusters. Nowadays, with the availability of… (More)