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Scientific Programming
Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 149-157

The UNICORE Grid Infrastructure

Mathilde Romberg

Research Center Jülich, Central Institute for Applied Mathematics, D-52425 Jülich, Germany

Received 8 July 2002; Accepted 8 July 2002

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


UNICORE (Uniform Interface to Computer Resources) is a software infrastructure supporting seamless and secure access to distributed resources. UNICORE allows uniform access to different hardware and software platforms as well as different organizational environments. Based on the abstract job model it offers services for security, translation of abstract jobs into real batch jobs for different target systems, and a public key infrastructure. This paper describes the UNICORE architecture and the services provided.