Using clouds to provide grids with higher levels of abstraction and explicit support for usage modes
In a distributed grid environment with ambitious service demands the job submission and management interfaces provide functionality of major importance. Emerging e-science and grid infrastructures such as EGEE and DEISA rely on highly available services that are capable of managing scientific jobs. It is the adoption of emerging open standard interfaces which allows the distribution of grid resources in such a way that their actual service implementation or grid technologies are not isolated from each other, especially when these resources are deployed in different e-science infrastructures that consist of different types of computational resources. This paper motivates the interoperability of these infrastructures and discusses solutions. We describe the adoption of various open standards that recently emerged from the open grid forum (OGF) in the field of job submission and management by well-known grid technologies, respectively gLite and UNICORE. This has a fundamental impact on the interoperability between these technologies and thus within the next generation e-science infrastructures that rely on these technologies.