The 2009 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS
June 21 - 24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany
HPCS 2009 TUTORIALS
Market-Oriented Grid Computing and the Gridbus Middleware
The University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft
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.
REQUIREMENTS AND TARGET AUDIENCE
The tutorial material will be presented in about 3-hour session.