Data Centers

Harvesting Large-Scale Grids for Software Resources

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Executive Summary

Grid infrastructures are in operation around the world, federating an impressive collection of computational resources and a wide variety of application software. In this context, it is important to establish advanced software discovery services that could help end-users locate software components suitable to their needs. In this paper, the authors present the design, architecture and implementation of an open-source keyword-based paradigm for the search of software resources in Grid infrastructures, called Minersoft. A key goal of Minersoft is to annotate automatically all the software resources with keyword-rich metadata.

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