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Using a utility computing framework to develop utility systems

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12 Author(s)
T. Eilam ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA ; K. Appleby ; J. Breh ; G. Breiter
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In this paper we describe a utility computing framework, consisting of a component model, a methodology, and a set of tools and common services for building utility computing systems. This framework facilitates the creation of new utility computing systems by providing a set of common functions, as well as a set of standard interfaces for those components that are specialized. It also provides a methodology and tools to assemble and re-use resource provisioning and management functions used to support new services with possibly different requirements. We demonstrate the benefits of the framework by describing two sample systems: a life-science utility computing service designed and implemented using the framework, and an on-line gaming utility computing service designed in compliance with the framework.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 1 )