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Google Summer of Code 2010 The Globus Alliance

Making the Swift Parallel Scripting System Easy to Install, Evaluate and Learn on Readily Available Computing Resources

by David Kelly for The Globus Alliance

Swift is an extremely useful scripting system for leveraging the power of parallel computing. Recently, I have had the experience of going through the installation process, setup, and wading through user documentation as a new user. I believe that the entry path for new users has much room for improvement. Below I will describe my vision for a project aimed at smoothing the new user transition, a list of specific deliverables, and why I believe I am the right person to work on this project.