Grid Resource Management

On-demand Provisioning, Advance Reservation, and Capacity Planning of Grid Resources

  • Mumtaz Siddiqui
  • Thomas Fahringer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5951)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 3-16
    3. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 17-44
  3. Brokerage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 47-78
    3. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 79-106
  4. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 109-126
    3. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 127-153
  5. Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 157-177
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Mumtaz Siddiqui, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 201-206
  7. Back Matter

About this book


In a dynamic computing environment, such as the Grid, resource management plays a crucial role in making distributed resources available on demand to anyone from anywhere at any time without undermining the resource autonomy; this becomes an art when dealing with heterogeneous resources distributed amongst multiple trust domains spanning the Internet. Today, Grid execution environments provide abstract workflow descriptions that need a dynamic mapping to actual deployments; this further accentuates the importance of resource management in the Grid.

This monograph renders boundaries of Grid resource management, identifies research challenges and proposes new solutions with innovative techniques for on-demand provisioning, automatic deployments, dynamic synthesis, negotiation-based advance reservation and capacity planning of Grid resources. Grid capacity planning is performed with multi-constrained optimized resource allocations by modeling resource allocation as an on-line strip packing problem and introducing a new solution that optimizes resource utilization and QoS while generating contention-free solutions.

The book further explains the use of semantic web technologies in the Grid to specify explicit definitions and unambiguous machine interpretable resource descriptions for intelligent resource matching and synthesis; the synthesis process generates new compound resources with aggregated capabilities and prowess. The techniques introduced have been developed and integrated in the ASKALON Grid application development and runtime environment, deployed in the Austrian Grid, and are demonstrated in this book by means of well-performed experiments.


advance reservation application deployment automatic brokerage automatic deployment capacity planning cluster computing distributed computing distributed systems grid computing high-performance computing interoperability load balancing management middlew semantic web

Authors and affiliations

  • Mumtaz Siddiqui
    • 1
  • Thomas Fahringer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Distributed and Parallel Systems Group, Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11578-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11579-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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