Simple solutions satisfying grid and cloud computational needs


With the maturation of Grid computing facilities and recent explosion of cloud computing data centers, mid-scale computational science has more options than ever before to satisfy computational needs. But heterogeneity brings complexity.

We propose a simple abstraction for interaction with heterogeneous resource managers spanning grid and cloud computing, and on features that make the tool useful for the mid-scale physical or natural scientist. Key strengths of the abstraction are:

  • its support for multiple standard job specification languages
  • preservation of direct user interaction with the service
  • removing the delay that can come through layers of services
  • the predictable behavior under heavy loads

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Sigiri is an open source tool licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.