The pilot way to Grid resources using glideinWMS

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Grid computing has become very popular in big and widespread scientific communities with high computing demands, like high energy physics. Computing resources are being distributed over many independent sites with only a thin layer of Grid middleware shared between them. This deployment model has proven to be very convenient for computing resource providers, but has introduced several problems for the users of the system, the three major being the complexity of job scheduling, the nonuniformity of computer resources, and the lack of good job monitoring. Pilot jobs address all the above problems by creating a virtual private computing pool on ... continued below

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Sfiligoi, Igor; /Fermilab; Bradley, Daniel C.; /Wisconsin U., Madison; Holzman, Burt; Mhashilkar, Parag et al. September 1, 2010.

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Grid computing has become very popular in big and widespread scientific communities with high computing demands, like high energy physics. Computing resources are being distributed over many independent sites with only a thin layer of Grid middleware shared between them. This deployment model has proven to be very convenient for computing resource providers, but has introduced several problems for the users of the system, the three major being the complexity of job scheduling, the nonuniformity of computer resources, and the lack of good job monitoring. Pilot jobs address all the above problems by creating a virtual private computing pool on top of Grid resources. This paper presents both the general pilot concept, as well as a concrete implementation, called glideinWMS, deployed in the Open Science Grid.

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Sfiligoi, Igor; /Fermilab; Bradley, Daniel C.; /Wisconsin U., Madison; Holzman, Burt; Mhashilkar, Parag et al. The pilot way to Grid resources using glideinWMS, article, September 1, 2010; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014501/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.