A new tool developed under the IST CROSSGRID project aims to make running applications over the distributed computing environment of the Grid even easier. It currently is being used to help predict flooding across Europe.
Led by the Polish supercomputing institute Cyfronet, 21 partners in 11 countries across Europe are working to extend the Grid environment to a new category of practical applications. One of the key tools they have developed is the migration desktop, which is designed to support easy integration of these applications with the Grid environment.
"The migration desktop is a service that allows you to define the environment for easy integration of your application," says project coordinator Michal Turala of Cyfronet. "Its a kind of user-friendly interface for whatever application you want to use."
Now a working prototype running in a Linux environment, the migration desktop is being further refined in preparation for the close of the project in February 2005. The desktop is already used to manage a new breed of distributed computing applications that the Grid infrastructure makes possible - in biomedics, in flood prevention, in pollution forecasting and in computation-heavy physics.
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