Transparent access to Grid resources for user software

  title={Transparent access to Grid resources for user software},
  author={Sander Klous and Jaime Frey and Se-Chang Son and Douglas Thain and Alain J. Roy and Miron Livny and Jo van den Brand},
  journal={Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience},
Grid computing promises access to large amounts of computing power, but so far adoption of Grid computing has been limited to highly specialized experts for three reasons. First, users are used to batch systems, and interfaces to Grid software are often complex and different to those in batch systems. Second, users are used to having transparent file access, which Grid software does not conveniently provide. Third, efforts to achieve wide-spread coordination of computers while solving the first… CONTINUE READING