Perspectives on Distributed Computing: Thirty People, Four User Types, and the Distributed Computing User Experience

TitlePerspectives on Distributed Computing: Thirty People, Four User Types, and the Distributed Computing User Experience
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChilders, L, Liming, L, Foster, IT
Document NumberANL/MCS/CI-31
Abstract

This report summarizes the methodology and results of a user perspectives study conducted by the Community Driven Improvement of Globus Software (CDIGS) project. The purpose of the study was to document the work-related goals and challenges facing today’s scientific technology users, to record their perspectives on Globus software and the distributed-computing ecosystem, and to provide recommendations to the Globus community based on the observations. Globus is a set of open source software components intended to provide a framework for collaborative computational science activities.

 

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