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An Evaluation of the CROWN Middleware

CROWN 1.0 is a Web Service hosting environment based on an earlier release of the Globus Toolkit. It allows services to be deployed, undeployed, and redeployed remotely without container restart (Hot Deployment). It contains a security system that allows fine grained authentication and authorisation control at both Node and Service levels. CROWN nodes can be federated into a Grid. There is also an Eclipse plug-in development tool. The evaluation team installed the software on a variety of machines and successfully tested remote deployment, interoperability, and access control. In general we conclude that CROWN is suitable for deployment on NGS machines.

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