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Service Level Agreements for Job Control in Grid and High-Performance Computing

  • Roland Kübert
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are electronic contracts that are used to describe service levels for a plethora of tasks and situations, regardless of them being consumed offline or online. SLAs are being investigated already for a long time in the area of grid computing and, as well, by classical High-Performance Computing (HPC) providers. Most often, these investigations are either only on a high logical level above or at the middleware or on a low physical level below the middleware. In the first case, components are at best placed in the middleware layer but are not directly communicating with lower level resources; in the second case, SLAs are only used below the middleware and are not visible above. This work presents an approach for a solution to job submission and scheduling, called job control, using SLAs as long-term contracts in an integrated fashion across layers.


Service Level Agreement Virtual Organization Policy Decision Point Globus Toolkit Framework Contract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)StuttgartGermany

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