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Architectural Models for Resource Management in the Grid

  • Rajkumar Buyya
  • Steve Chapin
  • David DiNucci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1971)

Abstract

The concept of coupling geographically distributed (high-end) resources for solving large-scale problems is becoming increasingly popular, forming what is popularly called grid computing. The management of resources in the grid environment becomes complex as they are (geographically) distributed, heterogeneous in nature, owned by different individuals/organizations each having their own resource management policies and different access-and-cost models. In this scenario, a number of alternatives exist while creating a framework for grid resource management. In this paper, we discuss the three alternative models-hierarchical, abstract owner, and market-for grid resource management architectures. The hierarchical model exhibits the approach followed in (many) contemporary grid systems. The abstract owner model follows an order and delivery approach in job submission and result gathering. The (computational) market model captures the essentials of both hierarchical and abstract owner models and proposes the use of computational economy in the development of grid resource management systems.

Keywords

Architectural Model Grid Resource Resource Discovery Resource Management System Computational Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajkumar Buyya
    • 1
  • Steve Chapin
    • 2
  • David DiNucci
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Software Engineering Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceSyracuse UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Elepar 14380 N W Hunters Dr.BeavertonOregonUSA

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