Issue No. 04 - July/August (2003 vol. 7)
Sven Graupner , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Vadim Kotov , Carnegie Mellon University
Artur Andrzejak , Zuse Institute Berlin
Holger Trinks , Santa Clara University
<p>Growing complexity and increasing system-deployment, ownership, and operation costs are pushing providers to look for economical, extensible ways to organize and manage large-scale computing in science, technology, and business. Two prominent approaches are the use of utility data centers and the Grid. Distributed resource allocation is one of the harder problems in system management ? particularly when no global information about resource availability and demands for resources can be provided due to the scale and dynamism of large systems. This article introduces an architecture for an automated service demand?supply control system that is part of a large-scale grid infrastructure comprised of a federation of distributed utility data centers.</p>
V. Kotov, H. Trinks, A. Andrzejak and S. Graupner, "Service-Centric Globally Distributed Computing," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 7, no. , pp. 36-43, 2003.