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Bug#560255: ITP: nordugrid-arc-nox -- Grid Middleware of the NorduGrid

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Steffen Moeller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de>

* Package name    : nordugrid-arc-nox
  Version         : 1.0.0
* URL             : http://www.nordugrid.org/
* License         : Apache
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Grid Middleware of the NorduGrid

 The NorduGrid is a collaboration aiming at development, maintenance
 and support of the free Grid middleware, known as the Advanced Resource
 Connector (ARC).
 The Advanced Resource Connector (ARC) brings computing resources together
 across institutional boundaries. This concept is commonly referred to as
 a "computational grid". Historically, grids address the organisation of
 distributed storage of data and parallel computation, but arbitrary services
 are thinkable.
 Just like the web, ARC has its roots in the IT infrastructure that was
 erected to analyse the experiments for high energy physics at CERN. The
 first release, ARC-0.x, was dependent on Globus, the current release keeps
 that compatibility but can also be used independently.
 With ARC-nox, formerly ARC-1, the user gains flexibility with additional
 services and more supported platforms. The service developer notices
 that even for persistent functionality across the two major versions,
 what has been a script on the server side once, that was repeatedly
 started and ran through, this has now become a service. Those are only
 started once and can then be queried, which is far more efficient, far
 more responsive, and is no longer stateless but can observe changes of
 values over time.

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