Agent-based resource management for grid computing

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Authors

  • Junwei Cao
  • Daniel P. Spooner
  • James D. Turner
  • Darren J. Kerbyson
  • Subhash Saini
  • Graham R. Nudd

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Warwick
  • High Performance Systems Group
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA Ames Research Center

Abstract

It is envisaged that the grid infrastructure will be a large-scale distributed software system that will provide high-end computational and storage capabilities to differentiated users. A number of distributed computing technologies are being applied to grid development work, including CORBA and Jini. In this work, we introduce an A4 (Agile Architecture and Autonomous Agents) methodology, which can be used for resource management for grid computing. An initial system implementation utilises the performance prediction techniques of the PACE toolkit to provide quantitative data regarding the performance of complex applications running on local grid resources. At the meta-level, a hierarchy of identical agents is used to provide an abstraction of the system architecture. Each agent is able to cooperate with other agents to provide service advertisement and discovery to schedule applications that need to utilise grid resources. A performance monitor and advisor (PMA) is in development to optimize the performance of agent behaviours.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2002 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 21 May 200224 May 2002

Publication series

Name2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2002

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2002
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period21/05/0224/05/02