Summary: A Collaborative High Performance and Grid
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering with IT Concentration
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Louisiana State University
Prathyusha Akunuri Venkata
June 28, 2007
Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana
State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
I dedicate this work to my beloved sister Prashanthi who left this world eight years back. She has
always been my inspiration and motivation from my childhood.
The world of high performance and grid computing is so vast that it always poses constant chal-
lenges and high learning curves to researchers and scientists. A Portal-based solution facilitates a
simple web-based graphical user interface that helps the non computer science users take advan-
tage of highly evolving, on-demand, distributed computing to carry out their research activities.