Comparison of state-of-the-art distributed computing frameworks with the GWM

We have analysed the landscape of heterogeneous computing solutions in order to understand and explain the position of our application, the General Workload Manager, in that landscape. We have classified several applications in the following groups: Grid middleware, Grid powered applications, Cloud computing, and modern lightweight solutions. We have successfully analysed the characteristics of those groups and found similar characteristics in our application, which allows for a better comprehension of both the landscape of existing solutions and the General Workload Manager.