R. Al-Ali, K. Amin, G. von Laszewski, O. Rana, and D. Walker, "An OGSA-Based Quality of Service Framework," Preprint ANL/MCS-P1108-1103, November 2003. [pdf]
Grid computing provides a robust paradigm to aggregate disparate resources in a secure and controlled environment. Grid architectures require an underpinning Quality of Service (QoS) support in order to manage complex data and computation intensive applications. However, QoS guarantees in the Grid context have not been given the attention they merit. In order to enhance the functionality offered by computational Grids, we overlay the Grid framework with an advanced QoS architecture, called G-QoSM. The G-QoSM framework provides a new service-oriented QoS management model that leverages the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) and has a number of interesting features: (1) Grid service discovery based on QoS attributes, (2) policy-based admission control for advanced reservation support, and (3) Grid service execution with QoS constraints. This paper discusses the different components of the G-QoSM framework, in the context of OGSA architectures.