Presentation on theme: "Abstraction Layers Why do we need them? –Protection against change Where in the hourglass do we put them? –Computer Scientist perspective Expose low-level."— Presentation transcript:
Abstraction Layers Why do we need them? –Protection against change Where in the hourglass do we put them? –Computer Scientist perspective Expose low-level services Use SOAP as a wire protocol? –Working Scientist perspective Want high-level services Use C/C++/Java APIs Opaque Service & Interaction Handles
What Services / Abstractions do we need? Look at some projects: –CLRC e-Science Centre –AstroGrid –MyGrid –ICENI –OGSA
CLRC e-Science Centre Single sign-on authentication Security service Authorisation Additional user services (including local user management) Resource discovery service Workspace creation service 3rd party file transfer facility XML parser service Query generation Replication Data source discovery Results collation Dynamic resource monitoring Event handling services Messaging service Job submission Job monitoring Visualisation Computational steering Thesaurus service Ontology service.
OGSA (17/2/02) Is a Grid Service also a Web Service? –YES as it has ports (described in WSDL) for: Grid Service (Introspection & termination) Notification Source & Sink Registration of Grid Service Handles Service creation (factory) Primary Key (map key to GSH) Mapping (map GSH to GSR) –BUT can only be deployed in an OSGA compatible hosting environment Is a Web Service also a Grid Service? –NO as it misses out on the extra capability –BUT can be deployed within an OGSA environment