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GRENADE - Grid-Enabled Desktop Environments


The project will have two phases. The first phase will deliver a reference implementation (GRENADE 1.0), released to the e-Science community under a suitable open source license, with accompanying technical documentation and a white paper on Grid-Enabled Desktop Environments. The reference implementation will feature single sign-on; MDS-based resource discovery; a GUI for job definition, submission and monitoring; and a browser for remote file systems. Wherever practical, the GRENADE components will be integrated with the KDE browser, Konqueror. We note that the University of Manchester already has a working tool for job-submission and monitoring based on Qt and Globus 1.1.4. This code “Qglobus” is unencumbered by any prior license agreements. Once re-factored for the Kparts component framework of KDE, Qglobus will form the basis of the job control component of GRENADE, saving an estimated 2-3 months of development effort. The second phase will commence with the announcement of an open source project to develop the GRENADE concept further. This phase will be directed towards supporting the on-going open source project, by providing a web site, mailing list and technical support, and by improving the reference implementation, actively encouraging emulation on other platforms, and generally fostering the development of Grid-Enabled Desktops. The support of SGI’s corporate marketing infrastructure will play an important role in the success of this phase; SGI’s contribution will take the form of a GRENADE point of presence in SGI’s web site, several press releases, and distribution of GRENADE as part of the Irix freeware bundle.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £59,000.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
Dr Stephen Pickles

Collaborating Organisations
North West Regional e-Science Centre

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Grid Administration Services
Global Event Services
Grid Information Service
Global Queuing
Scheduling Monitoring Diagnostic Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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