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Meta-scheduling Infrastructures with GridWay

Enterprise Grid Infrastructures

Enterprise grids enable diverse resource sharing to improve internal collaboration and achieve a better return from information technology investment. Available resources within a company are better exploited and the administrative overhead is minimized by using Grid technology. The resources are part of the same administrative domain. Theses infrastructures require a centralized approach for scheduling and accounting. The administrator must be able to apply centralized usage policies and access to global reporting and accounting. Enterprise grid infrastructures require meta-schedulers to provide support for multiple users in a single scheduling instance.

Figure 2. Enterprise Grid deployment with GridWay.

Enterprise Grid deployment with GridWay.

Partner Grid Infrastructures

Partner grid infrastructures of several scales are being deployed within the context of different research projects, whose final goal is to provide large-scale, secure and reliable sharing of resources among partner organizations and supply-chain participants. Such partner grids allow access to a higher computing performance to satisfy peak demands and also provide support to face collaborative projects. The multiple administration domains existing in a partner grid infrastructure prevent the deployment of centralized meta-schedulers, with total control over client requests and resource status. Organization-level meta-schedulers provide support for multiple intra-organization users in each scheduling instance. This means that there is one scheduling instance for each organization, and all scheduling instances compete with each other for the available resources.

Figure 3. Partner Grid deployment with GridWay.

Partner Grid deployment with GridWay.

Federation of Grid Infrastructures

Please visit the web page about GridGateWay to find out how to deploy federated grid infrastructures using Globus and GridWay. A WS-GRAM service hosting a GridWay meta-scheduler provides the standard functionality required to implement a gateway to a federated grid. That is to virtualize a whole grid, providing a powerful abstraction of the underlying grid resource management services.

Figure 4. Grid Federation with GridWay and GridGateWays.

Grid Federation with GridWay and GridGateWays.

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