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e-Demand: A demand-led Grid Based Architecture for dependable e-Science



The real problem underlying the Grid concept for advanced e-Science applications is coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organisations (VOs). Previous attempts and existing approaches for such large-scale distributed applications are often tightly coupled, static, inflexible, and associated with specific protocols. The overall goal of the e-Demand project is to address this problem by developing a demand-led and service-centric architecture for building complex Grid applications based on the notion of ultra-late binding and dynamically bound service components. This new architecture is protocol-independent, and able to wrap and package other applications and technology including existing Grid protocols and services. Three new generic services will be developed to enhance the architecture, which provide support for 1) coordinated multi-party interactions, 2) attack tolerance and 3) stereoscopic visualisation. The e-Demand solution represents the significant trend in the application space – future Grid applications will be based on compositions of services discovered and provided dynamically at run time (i.e. ultra-late binding or just-in-time integration of services)

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £636,900.00
Start Date: 01/03/2002
End Date: 28/02/2005
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
PIOther Members
Dr Jie Xu
Prof Keith Bennett
Dr Nick Holliman
Prof Malcolm Munro

Collaborating Organisations
North East Regional e-Science Centre
Sun Microsystems
University of Durham

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Authentication & Authorisation
Collaboration Toolkits
Fault Management
Problem Solving Environments
QoS Dependability
Security and Privacy
Virtual or Immersive Environment Services
Visualisation Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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