Supporting e-Science Applications on e-Infrastructures: Some Use Cases from Latin America

Barbera, R. (INFN) ; Brasileiro, F. (UFCG) ; Bruno, R. (INFN) ; Ciuffo, L. (INFN) ; Scardaci, D. (INFN)


Abstract: In this chapter, we describe a successful methodology to support e- Science applications on e-Infrastructures put in practice in the EELA-2 project co-funded by the European Commission and involving European and Latin American countries. The heterogeneous requirements of the e-Science applications, coming from several scientific fields, makes difficult to provide them with a support able to satisfy all the different needs. Usually, the grid middleware adopted, gLite in the case of EELA-2, provides applications with general tools not able to meet specific requirements. For this reason, a really powerful e-Infrastructure has to offer some additional services to complete and integrate the functionalities of the grid middleware. These services have to both increase the set of functionalities offered by the e-Infrastructure and make easier the tasks of developing and deploying new applications. Following this methodology, EELA-2 deployed 53 e-Science applications out of the 61 supported in total, in its enriched e-Infrastructure during its life.

Keyword(s): e-science ; e-infrastructure


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