4. Conclusions / Future plans
Integration of process orchestration tool in Grid middleware will facilitate the deployment of Grid application in grid middleware and will better the possibilities for more effective use of Grid through portals.
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grid, service-oriented architecture, process management, grid processes,
The evolution of gLite to SOA support will permit development of SOA based Grid applications and something more – deployment of SOA based application to Grid environment. One of the most important tools for SOA based applications is process orchestrator tool. After some consideration of available tools for such purpose in grid middleware we decide to use Oracle BPEL PM. The tool is installed on SLC 4.5 operating system. An example process was developed as composition of gLite grid services.
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1. Short overview
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architecture within which all functions are defined as independent services with well-defined invokable interfaces, which can be called in defined sequences to form processes. gLite is by idea service-oriented grid middleware, but do not provide the whole set ot tools for development of end-to-end processes.