Title: ShanghaiGrid in action: the first stage projects towards digital city and city grid

Authors: Minglu Li, Hui Liu, Feilong Tang, Feng Hong, Changjun Jiang, Weiqin Tong, Aoying Zhou, Yadong Gui, Hao Zhu, Shui Jiang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China. ' School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China. ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China. ' Shanghai Supercomputer Centre, Shanghai 201203, China. ' Shanghai Transportation Information Centre, Shanghai 200025, China. ' East-China Institute of Computer Technology, Shanghai 200233, China

Abstract: The nearest goal of ShanghaiGrid is going to connect all supercomputers in this metropolis together to form a sharing environment for massive storage and grid computing. The first stage projects of ShanghaiGrid comprise four sub-projects, including: research on environment, protocols and standards of information grid infrastructure; development of system software for information grid and establishment of four major intra-grid nodes; development of peer-to-peer based virtual research platform; research on the application of grid based traffic-jam control and guidance. This paper introduces the background of ShanghaiGrid, provides a glimpse at features and challenges of its sub-projects, and summarises the general goal of them.

Keywords: grid computing; ShanghaigGrid; grid service; peer-to-peer; open grid service architecture; OGSA; supercomputers; China; information grid infrastructure; intra-grid nodes; digital city; city grid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2005.007057

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.22 - 31

Published online: 16 May 2005 *

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