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Specification Summaries

Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA)
SAGA is an object-oriented API with a number of functional packages for fundamental programming capabilities.

Job Submission Description Language (JSDL)
JSDL provides an XML-based language specifically for describing single job submission requirements.

HPC Basic Profile
The HPC Profile coordinates the use of the Job Submission Description Language (JSDL) and the OGSA Basic Execution Service (OGSA-BES), along with interoperable security mechanisms, to address the "core" high-performance use case of batch job scheduling for scientific/technical applications.

OGSA Basic Execution Service (BES)
To enable the management of remote computational activities, OGSA-BES defines three web service port-types, along with an extensible State Model and a minimal Information Model.



















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