Multi-application bag of jobs for interactive and on-demand computing

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Branko Marovic
Milan Potocnik
Branislav Cukanovic


A generic infrastructural grid service for submission, management, and access to computing resource is described. It is suitable for interactive applications and on-demand computing with frequent usage of short jobs. The improved access to computing resources is achieved through allocation and maintenance of a pool of ready jobs, the size of which is dynamically adjusted to demand produced by applications. A set of APIs facilitates communication between the clients and worker jobs through a simple programming model.

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