S-OGSA as a Reference Architecture for OntoGrid and for the Semantic Grid

Carole Goble, Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Oscar Corcho, Pinar Alper, Sean Bechhofer

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    Abstract

    The Grid aims to support secure, flexible and coordinated resource sharing through providing a middleware platform for advanced distributing computing. Consequently, the Grid's infrastructural machinery aims to allow collections of any kind of resources computing, storage, data sets, digital libraries, scientific instruments, people, etc. to easily form Virtual Organisations (VOs) that cross organisational boundaries in order to work together to solve a problem. A Grid depends on understanding the available resources, their capabilities, how to assemble them and how to best exploit them. Thus Grid middleware and the Grid applications they support thrive on the metadata that describes resources in all their forms, the VOs, the policies that drive then and so on, together with the knowledge to apply that metadata intelligently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication{GGF} Semantic Grid Workshop
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

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