The Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA) is an OGF standard (http://www.ogf.org), and defines a high level, application oriented API for developing first principle distributed applications. Our SAGA implementation (in C++ and Python, see http://saga.cct.lsu.edu/) is able to interface to a variety of middleware backends. We also develop application frameworks based on SAGA, such as Master-Worker, MapReduce, AllPairs, BigJobs, etc.\n\n\n\nFor all those components, we intent to use futuregrid and the different software environments available on FG for extensive portability and interoperability testing, but also for scale-up and scale-out experiments. The proposed activities will allow to harden the SAGA components described above.
Use of FutureSystems
development, porting and testing of SAGA (see web page)\n\n - scale-out and scale-up experiments of SAGA based applications and frameworks\n\n - interoperability testing for distributed SAGA based applications (see also http://forge.gridforum.org/sf/projects/gin)
Scale of Use
In general we have very low scale requirements, but would like to be able to test scale up and scale-out now and then, for very short periods of time (hours to a few days).