CSEgrid Portal: A Secure Web-based Solution For Providing Ubiquitious Access To Grid Services (Design, Development And Implementation Of A Prototype)

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Title: CSEgrid Portal: A Secure Web-based Solution For Providing Ubiquitious Access To Grid Services (Design, Development And Implementation Of A Prototype)
Author: Rao, Srikant D
Abstract: Grid computing is emerging as a revolutionary concept for performing high performance computations on the grid . The grid infrastructure comprises of a large set of distributed computing resources that are shared across geographical and organizational boundaries . There is a need within the scientific community for friendly interfaces that can be used to obtain ubiquitous access to the grid resources . In this work , we address these needs by designing and implementing a web -based grid portal system (CSEGrid ) that provides the user with transparent access to grid services like job submission , job status and resource monitoring , data transfer between grid resources , etc . through a set of portal interfaces . The CSEGrid portal system utilizes commodity grid software and other grid middleware tools to enable users to perform grid operations through the portal interfaces . We also describe a credential management service in our portal design to handle grid credentials that are used to authenticate the user in the grid environment . The portal system relies on this service to provide a secure and convenient access to the grid services for the user , and also prevent some of the problems that arise with mismanagement of credentials by the users . Finally , we evaluate our portal implementation against some of the other currently available grid portal projects . The implementation of the CSEGrid portal will serve as an initial prototype for providing web -based access to grid services available on some of the resource clusters at UT Arlington .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /43
Date: 2007-08-23

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CSEgrid Portal: A Secure Web-based Solution For Providing Ubiquitious Access To Grid Services (Design, Development And Implementation Of A Prototype). Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /43 .

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