P. Townend, J. Xu, E. Yang, K. Bennett, S. Charters, N. Holliman, N. Looker and M. Munro “The e-Demand project: A Summary,” presented at UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting, Nottingham, UK, 2005.
Abstract: The e-Demand project is a recently completed, three year joint collaborative e-Science project between the Universities of Durham and Leeds, together with experts from industry (Sun Microsystems, Sharp, and Sparkle Computer Technology). The goal of e-Demand has been to investigate fundamental dependability issues underlying large-scale coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organisations, as well as to provide support for stereoscopic visualisation amongst e-Science applications. Services have been developed to facilitate attack-tolerant information retrieval systems, the provision of multi-version-design based fault tolerant web services, fault injection testing of Grid software and web services, and stereoscopic visualisation applications. This paper summarises the achievements of the project, and describes the services that have been developed in more detail, together with details of planned future work.