SymGrid: A framework for symbolic computation on the grid

Kevin Hammond, Abdallah Al Zain, Gene Cooperman, Dana Petcu, Phil Trinder

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This paper introduces the design of SyrnGrid, a new Grid framework that will, for the first time, allow multiple invocations of symbolic computing applications to interact via the Grid. SyrnGrid is designed to support the specific needs of symbolic computation, including computational steering (greater interactivity), complex data structures, and domain-specific computational patterns (for irregular parallelism). A key issue is heterogeneity: SymGrid is designed to orchestrate components from different symbolic systems into a single coherent (possibly parallel) Grid application, building on the OpenMath standard for data exchange between mathematically-oriented applications. The work is being developed as part of a major EU infrastructure project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2007 Parallel Processing: 13th International Euro-Par Conference, Rennes, France, August 28-31, 2007, Proceedings
EditorsA-M. Kermarrec, L. Bougé, T. Priol
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74465-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event13th International Euro-Par Conference - Rennes, France
Duration: 28 Aug 200731 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference13th International Euro-Par Conference


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