Grid4GL: Grid Technologies for the 4th Generation Languages

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84100
Agency Tracking Number: 75780S04-I
Amount: $99,820.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: 11
Solicitation Number: DOE/SC-0075
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Svetlana Shasharina
 (720) 563-0322
Business Contact
 John Cary
Title: Dr.
Phone: (303) 448-0728
Research Institution
75780-Grid technologies provide a valuable solution for distributed scientific applications, but they are not readily available for 4th Generation Languages (4GLs), such as the widely used Interactive Data Language (IDL), AVS/Express, and MATLAB. This project will develop a set of software tools to allow 4GLs to interoperate with the Grid. These tools will include 4GLs bindings for grid services, as defined by the Open Grid Service Architecture, as well as tools for running and managing parallel and serial 4GLs processes on grids and clusters. Phase I will develop a prototype IDL client binding for Grid Services and implement a prototype Grid Service for running parallel IDL processes on a grid. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system should bring visualization and data analysis capabilities of 4GLs into Grid environments and make 4GLs truly distributed languages. The developed tools would be licensed to the commercial firms that currently provide 4GLs.

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