Jejkal T., Stotzka R., Hartmann V., Hardt M., Gemmeke H.
Data Acquisition, Instrumentation, Grid, Computation
The Grid is an upcoming technology, providing access to an unimaginable amount of storage and computation resources. In the final stage of the Grid nearly every computer worldwide offers its free capacities to the Grid, which gives access to the resources as simple as getting electricity from a power outlet. As process data processing has very high resource demands, growing up rapidly from project to project, the Grid offers the capabilities to fulfil the requirements for upcoming process data processing projects. This paper evaluates the already existing remote control software packages to be used in process data processing projects, explains the demands for developing a high throughput data acquisition system with the introduced requirements, shows the advantages of using Grid technologies and proposes an architecture for developing such a system.