Category Archives: Workflows

Cloudbursting for the tail problem.

After analysing several traces of batch submissions to the UoW Desktop Grid, a familiar phenomenon in Desktop Grid computing was clearly present. This is known as the ‘tail problem’, an illustration of which is shown below by ‘DG Only’ plot. In this case 50 jobs were submitted to the Desktop Grid, each running a short  … Read more

An Introduction to Cloudbursting

This first posting aims to describe a little bit about the JISC/EPSRC project focused on Grid-augmented infrastructures for scientific workflows. The motivations for augmenting Grid infrastructure, in this case with Cloud resources, comes from the demand by users for quality of service. This is particularly important at times of peak demand, i.e. when Grid sites become loaded … Read more