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GRPLib: A Web Service Based Framework Supporting Sustainable Execution of Large-Scale and Long-Time Grid Applications

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5 Author(s)
Yingwen Song ; Nat. Inst. of Adv. Ind. Sci. & Technol., Tsukuba, Japan ; Hiroshi Takemiya ; Yoshio Tanaka ; Hidemoto Nakada
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To ensure large-scale and long-time (LSLT) applications to run smoothly in a dynamic and heterogeneous grid environment, we have designed and implemented a WSRF-based framework with which users can reserve resources and request on-demand computing resources. The framework can be architecturely divided into three tiers: the tier providing client-side reservation and allocation APIs, the tier for reservation brokerage and resource allocation, and the tier for backend services. The reservation API is implemented for making and releasing a reservation, as well as for showing available reservations. The allocation API is implemented to request, to check, and to release a resource in a convenient way. The middle tier is designed to hide the complexity of the underlying grid infrastructure, and implemented to provide several allocation algorithms. One of the main backend services is Maui-based reservation service at present. A portal to facilitate the resource management is also available. In this paper, we present the API specification, the architecture, and the implementation of this framework. We also show a detailed experimental example.

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2008 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications

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10-12 Dec. 2008