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Fifth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing (GRID'04)
Toward Characterizing the Performance of SOAP Toolkits
Pittsburgh, PA
November 08-November 08
ISBN: 0-7695-2256-4
Madhusudhan Govindaraju, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Aleksander Slominski, Indiana University
Kenneth Chiu, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Pu Liu, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Robert van Engelen, Florida State University
Michael J. Lewis, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
The SOAP protocol underpins Web services as the standard mechanism for exchanging information in a distributed environment. The XML-based protocol offers advantages including extensibility, interoperability, and robustness. The merger of Web services and grid computing promotes SOAP into a standard protocol for the large-scale scientific applications that computational grids promise to support, further elevating the protocol's importance and requiring high-performance implementations. Various SOAP implementations differ in their implementation language, invocation model and API, and supported performance optimizations. In this paper we compare and contrast the performance of widely used SOAP toolkits and draw conclusions about their current performance characteristics. We also provide insights into various design features that can lead to optimized SOAP implementations. The SOAP implementations included in our study are gSOAP 2.4, AxisC++ CVS May 28, AxisJava 1.2, .NET 1.1.4322 and XSOAP4/XSUL 1.1.
Index Terms:
Grid Computing, Web Services, SOAP, Scientific Computing, Communication Performance
Citation:
Madhusudhan Govindaraju, Aleksander Slominski, Kenneth Chiu, Pu Liu, Robert van Engelen, Michael J. Lewis, "Toward Characterizing the Performance of SOAP Toolkits," grid, pp.365-372, Fifth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing (GRID'04), 2004
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