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Contractually fixed service quality levels are mandatory prerequisites for attracting the commercial user to Grid environments. Service level agreements (SLAs) are powerful instruments for describing obligations and expectations in such a business relationship. At the level of local resource management systems, checkpointing and restart is an important instrument for realizing fault tolerance and SLA- awareness. This paper highlights the concepts of migrating such checkpoint datasets to achieve the goal of SLA- compliant job execution.
Date of Conference: 25-28 May 2008