Resource Evaluation and Node Monitoring in Service Oriented Ad-hoc Grids

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Scriven, I
Lewis, A
Smith, M
Friese, T
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Wayne Kelly and Paul Roe

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2008
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Ad-hoc grid computing is an emerging computing technology that promises to deliver high performance at relatively low cost using existing computing resources. There are a number of grid middleware systems being developed to this end. However, a number of features are lacking that are required if ad hoc grid computing is to become viable in a production environment. This paper addresses two of these key features - a resource evaluation and allocation system, which allows grid developers to accurately specify the requirements of their grid job to ensure the most suitable nodes are used when creating the ad-hoc grid, and a node monitoring and error recovery system, which allows grid applications to detect and recover from errors and complete successfully. These systems are built into Mage, the Marburg Ad-hoc Grid Environment, a grid middleware solution developed using the Globus Toolkit, Apache Tomcat and FreePastry.

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Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series

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82

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© 2008 Australian Computer Society Inc. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. Use hypertext link for access to the conference website.

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