Software for distributed systems - The EMI product portfolio

Morris Riedel, Jedrzej Rybicki, Alberto Di Meglio

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The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) brings together ARC, dCache, gLite, and UNICORE to provide a harmonised set of products and streamlined releases to the DCI community. While there are many technical solutions around, EMI is one of the key players in providing software for large-scale distributed systems that are operated around the world today. Having products and solutions in various technical areas such as compute, data, information, and security, it is interesting to understand that these products also implement many of the principles and paradigms of distributed systems. This contribution will provide an overview of the EMI product portfolio focusing on its key features and their role in distributed systems based on comparisons with known literature such as books offered by Tanenbaum.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 EGI Community Forum / EMI 2nd Technical Conference, EGICF-EMITC 2012 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Mar 201230 Mar 2012

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