Architecture model for information service in large scale grid environments

Jie, Wei, Hung, Terence, Turner, Stephen John and Cai, Wentong (2006) Architecture model for information service in large scale grid environments. In: Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID'06). IEEE. ISBN 0769525857

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Abstract

The Information Service is a core component in the Grid software infrastructure. It provides diverse information to users or other service components in Grid environments. In this paper, we propose an Information Service architecture model for information management in a Grid Virtual Organization (VO). This Information Service is a hierarchical structure which consists of the VO layer, site layer and resource layer: at the resource layer, information agents and pluggable information sensors are deployed on each resource monitored. This information agent and sensor approach provides a flexible framework that enables specific information to be captured; at the site layer, a site information service component with caching capability aggregates and maintains up-to-date information of all the resources monitored within an administrative domain; at the VO layer, a peer-to-peer approach is used to build a virtual network of site information services for information discovery and query in a large scale Grid VO. This decentralized approach makes information management scalable and robust. Our Information Service has been implemented based on the Globus Toolkit 4 as a Web service compliant to the Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) specifications. The experimental results show that the Information Service presents satisfactory scalability in handling information for large scale Grids.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Large-scale systems, Information security, Information management, Monitoring, Computer architecture, Web services, Scalability, Hardware, High performance computing, Software performance
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 11:31
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 08:37
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/566

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