Dec. 7, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
Due to their scale, complexity, and dynamic nature, EScience cyber-infrastructures have raised major system management challenges. It has been argued that employing system management frameworks to monitor and control large scale systems is a possible solution to address these challenges. This paper presents an application of a management framework, known as Hasthi (Sanskrit name of Elephant which represents robustness), to manage an e-science project called Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD). Hasthi is a generic framework that manages a system according to rules written by administrators, where rules define how Hasthi should respond to changes and failures. Using LEAD as an example, we demonstrate how such extensible management framework can be utilized to manage a complex system, while describing common problems and solutions.
system management, rules, e-science, workflow systems, use case
Srinath Perera, Suresh Marru, Dennis Gannon, "Monitoring and Managing E-Science Cyber-Infrastructures: A Case Study", ESCIENCE, 2008, 2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience, 2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience 2008, pp. 402-403, doi:10.1109/eScience.2008.90