Journal article

Designing a resource broker for heterogeneous grids

Srikumar Venugopal, Krishna Nadiminti, Hussein Gibbins, Rajkumar Buyya

SOFTWARE-PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Grids provide uniform access to aggregations of heterogeneous resources and services such as computers, networks and storage owned by multiple organizations. However, such a dynamic environment poses many challenges for application composition and deployment. In this paper, we present the design of the Gridbus Grid resource broker that allows users to create applications and specify different objectives through different interfaces without having to deal with the complexity of Grid infrastructure. We present the unique requirements that motivated our design and discuss how these provide flexibility in extending the functionality of the broker to support different low-level middlewares and us..

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