A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Location in Grid Environments

TitleA Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Location in Grid Environments
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsFoster, IT, Foster, IT
Series TitleGrid Resource Management
Date Published08/2003
InstitutionKluwer Academic
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1082-0803
Abstract

<p>Resource location (or discovery) is a fundamental service for resource-sharing environments: given desired resource attributes, the service returns locations of matching resources. Designing such a service for a Grid environment of the scale and volatility of today\'s peer-to-peer systems is not trivial. We explore part of the design space through simulations on an emulated Grid. To this end, we propose four axes that define the resource location design space, model and implement an emulated Grid, evaluate a set of resource discovery mechanisms, and discuss results.</p>

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