The 2009 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS 2009)
June 21 - 24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany



Market-Oriented Grid Computing and the Gridbus Middleware

Rajkumar Buyya
The University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft
Melbourne, Australia

Despite a number of advances, resource management and application scheduling in Grid computing continues to be a challenging and complex undertaking as resources autonomous and participants (service providers and consumers) have different goals, objectives, strategies, and requirements.  Market-oriented Grid computing emerged as an effective solution to address these challenges as it (1) enables the regulation of supply and demand for resources, (2) provides economic incentive for Grid service providers, and (3) motives Grid service consumers to trade-off between deadline, budget, and the required level of quality-of-service.

This tutorial introduces fundamental principles of Grid computing and market-based economic models and their impact on next-generation Grid systems.  It identifies resource management challenges and introduces new challenges and requirements introduced by the Grid economy on Grid service providers and consumers.  The tutorial presents a Service-Oriented Grid Architecture (SOGA) inspired by SOA and market models and demonstrates how it can be realized by leveraging the existing Grid technologies and building new economic-oriented capabilities and components.  The tutorial presents solutions to these challenges based on our experience in designing and developing market-oriented computational and data Grid technologies such as the Gridbus middleware (Grid Market Directory, Grid Bank, Grid Service Broker, Workflow Engine) and their utilization in driving e-Science and e-Business applications such as molecular docking, high-energy physics, and portfolio analysis.


The tutorial material will be presented in about 3-hour session.

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering; and Director of the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft Pty Ltd., a spin-off company of the University, commercialising innovations originating from the GRIDS Lab.  He has authored over 250 publications and three books.  The books on emerging topics that Dr. Buyya edited include, High Performance Cluster Computing (Prentice Hall, USA, 1999), Content Delivery Networks (Springer, 2008) and Market-Oriented Grid and Utility Computing (Wiley, 2009).  Dr. Buyya has contributed to the creation of high-performance computing and communication system software for Indian PARAM supercomputers.  He has pioneered Economic Paradigm for Service-Oriented Grid computing and developed key Grid technologies such as Gridbus that power the emerging e-Science and e-Business applications.  In this area, he has published hundreds of high quality and high impact research papers that are well referenced.  The Journal of Information and Software Technology in Jan 2007 issue, based on an analysis of ISI citations, ranked Dr. Buyya's work (published in Software: Practice and Experience Journal in 2002) as one among the "Top 20 cited Software Engineering Articles in 1986-2005".  He received the Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution 2008 from the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia.  He is the recipient of 2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing.