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Grid technologies provide a valuable solution for distributed scientific applications but are not readily available for the 4th Generation Languages (4GLs) widely used in physics, climate modeling and medicine. Examples of 4GLs are interactive data language (IDL) and MATLAB. There is a need for tools allowing 4GLs to interoperate with the grid. This paper describes our design and the status of the tools under development, which include IDL bindings for Web services and tools for running and managing parallel and serial IDL processes on grids and clusters.
Date of Conference: 24-27 July 2005