Resource discovery and management in computational GRID environments

Alan Bradley, Kevin Curran, Gerard Parr

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Corporations are currently using computational GRIDs to improve their operations. Future GRIDs will allow an organization to take advantage of computational GRIDs without having to develop a custom in-house solution. GRID resource providers (GRPs) make resources available on the GRID so that others may subscribe and use these resources. GRPs will allow companies to make use of a range of resources such as processing power or mass storage. However, simply providing resources is not enough to ensure the success of a computational GRID: Access to these resources must be controlled otherwise computational GRIDs will simply evolve to become a victim of their own success, unable to offer a suitable quality of service (QoS) to any user. The task of providing a standard querying mechanism for computational GRID environments (CGE) has already witnessed considerable work from groups such as the Globus project who have delivered the Metacomputing Directory Service (MDS), which provides a means to query devices attached to the GRID. This paper presents a review of existing resource discovery mechanisms within CGE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-657
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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