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A meta-scheduling service for co-allocating arbitrary types of resources

 
: Wäldrich, O.; Wieder, P.; Ziegler, W.

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Wyrzykowski, R.:
Parallel processing and applied mathematics. 6th international conference, PPAM 2005 : Poznan', Poland, September 11-14, 2005. Revised selected papers
Berlin: Springer, 2006 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3911)
ISBN: 3-540-34141-2
ISBN: 978-3-540-34141-3
pp.782-791
International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM) <6, 2005, Poznan>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

Abstract
The Grid paradigm implies the sharing of a variety of resources across multiple administrative domains. In order to execute a work-flow using these distributed resources an instrument is needed to co-allocate resources by reaching agreements with the different local scheduling systems involved. Apart from compute resources to execute the work-flow the co-ordinated usage of other resource types must be also guaranteed, as there are for example a network connectivity with dedicated QoS parameters or a visualisation device. We present a Web Service-based MetaScheduling Service which allows to negotiate a common time slot with local resource management systems to enable the execution of a distributed work-flow. The successful negotiation process results in a formal agreement based on the WS-Agreement recommendation that is currently specified by the GRAAP working group of the Global Grid Forum. As a use case we demonstrate the integration of this MetaScheduling Service into the UNICORE middleware.

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