Cloud-Based Code Execution Framework for Scientific Problem Solving Environments

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Topic: Software
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In this paper, the authors present a novel Code Execution Framework that can execute code of different Problem Solving Environments (PSE), such as MATLAB, R and Octave, in parallel. In many e-Science domains different specialists are working together and need to share data or even execute calculations using programs created by other persons. Each specialist may use a different problem solving environment and therefore the collaboration can become quite difficult. Their framework supports different cloud platforms, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Eucalyptus. Therefore it is possible to use hybrid cloud infrastructures, e.g. a private cloud based on Eucalyptus for general base-level computations using the available local resources and additionally a public Amazon EC2 for peaks and time-dependent calculations.
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