Cyberaide Creative: On-Demand Cyberinfrastructure Provision in Clouds

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

As demand for grid and cloud computing solutions increases, the need for user oriented software to provide access to these resources also increases. Until recently the use of computing resources was limited to those with exceptional knowledge of the system design and configuration. With the advent of grid middleware projects this started to change allowing for new users not familiar with the complex grid infrastructure and client software to use the systems for their own research. The Cyberaide Gridshell demonstrated this by developing a user friendly interface to submit jobs to a grid. Following this theme it is the objective to create a tool that will take another step further by abstracting the creation and configuration of the infrastructure and system software away from the end-user.