K. Keahey, I. Foster, T. Freeman, X. Zhang, and D. Galron, "Virtual Workspaces in the Grid," Preprint ANL/MCS-P1231-0205, February 2005. [pdf]
This paper introduces the concept of the virtual workspace, a configurable execution environment that can be used to describe, dynamically deploy, and manage a customizable execution environment in the Grid. We describe workspaces, show how they fit into the Grid architecture, and discuss our initial experiences using this system with applications.