THE COMETA E-INFRASTRUCTURE - A Platform for Business Applications in Sicily

Marcello Iacono Manno, Pietro Di Primo, Gianluca Passaro, Emanuele Leggio, Roberto Barbera, Giuseppe Andronico, Riccardo Bruno, Emidio Giorgio, Marco Fargetta, Giuseppe La Rocca, Salvo Monforte, Diego Scardaci, Fabio Scibilia

Abstract

The COMETA e-Infrastructure running in Sicily is compliant with the EGEE middleware and specifications offering a great computing power and huge storage capacity. Since its beginning one of the main goals has been to extend the adoption of Grid paradigm from the academic to business world. Several software and hardware extensions have been implemented in order to enhance the infrastructure performances; they include a new low-latency net layer reserved to heavy parallel applications; some modifications to the parallel job submission and execution procedures for a better support of MPI-based applications; new tools for job monitoring and file catalogue interaction; a scheduling policy tailored on the requirements of a complex environment hosting heterogeneous jobs; the GridLM license server able to grant access to commercial software only to authorised users; finally, the Secure Storage Service defends from insider abuse and completes a very high security level environment. The proposed business model includes a wide range of services collectively defined as Infrastructure-as-a-Service. All the above components result in a powerful and flexible platform, easy to use for any applications and open to further developments.

References

  1. Andronico, G., Barbera, R., Iacono Manno, M., La Rocca, G., 2010, VisualGrid: On-Line Video Streaming for Application Control and Demonstration, Proceedings of the Final Workshop of Grid Projects “PON Ricerca 2000-2006 - Avviso 1575”, ISBN 978-88-95892-00-3, pp. 128-131, published in Catania by the COMETA Consortium
  2. Orlando, S., Peres, G., Reale, F., Bocchino, F., Sacco, G.G., Miceli, M., Bonito, R., Pagano, P., Argiroffi, C., Yelenina, T., 2007, High Performance Computing on the COMETA Grid Infrastructure, Proceedings of the Grid Open Days at the University of Palermo, ISBN 978-88-95892-00-9, pp. 181-188, published in Catania by the COMETA Consortium
  3. Lombardo, A., Lanzalone, G., Muoio, A., Barbera, R., Iacono Manno, M., 2007, Performance of ViralPack applications on PI2S2 Grid infrastructure, Proceedings of the Final Workshop of Grid Projects “PON Ricerca 2000-2006 - Avviso 1575”, ISBN 978-88-95892-00-3, pp. 446-451, published in Catania by the COMETA Consortium
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Iacono Manno M., Di Primo P., Passaro G., Leggio E., Barbera R., Andronico G., Bruno R., Giorgio E., Fargetta M., La Rocca G., Monforte S., Scardaci D. and Scibilia F. (2010). THE COMETA E-INFRASTRUCTURE - A Platform for Business Applications in Sicily . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-17-1, pages 256-261. DOI: 10.5220/0003025802560261


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ice-b10,
author={Marcello Iacono Manno and Pietro Di Primo and Gianluca Passaro and Emanuele Leggio and Roberto Barbera and Giuseppe Andronico and Riccardo Bruno and Emidio Giorgio and Marco Fargetta and Giuseppe La Rocca and Salvo Monforte and Diego Scardaci and Fabio Scibilia},
title={THE COMETA E-INFRASTRUCTURE - A Platform for Business Applications in Sicily},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={256-261},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003025802560261},
isbn={978-989-8425-17-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)
TI - THE COMETA E-INFRASTRUCTURE - A Platform for Business Applications in Sicily
SN - 978-989-8425-17-1
AU - Iacono Manno M.
AU - Di Primo P.
AU - Passaro G.
AU - Leggio E.
AU - Barbera R.
AU - Andronico G.
AU - Bruno R.
AU - Giorgio E.
AU - Fargetta M.
AU - La Rocca G.
AU - Monforte S.
AU - Scardaci D.
AU - Scibilia F.
PY - 2010
SP - 256
EP - 261
DO - 10.5220/0003025802560261