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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 24-33
Alexandre di Costanzo , University of Melbourne
Marcos Dias de Assunção , University of Melbourne
Rajkumar Buyya , University of Melbourne
The InterGrid system aims to provide an execution environment for running applications on top of interconnected infrastructures. The system uses virtual machines as building blocks to construct execution environments that span multiple computing sites. Such environments can be extended to operate on cloud infrastructures, such as Amazon EC2. This article provides an abstract view of the proposed architecture and its implementation; experiments show the scalability of an InterGrid-managed infrastructure and how the system can benefit from using the cloud.
cloud computing, grid computing, distributed systems, scheduling, resource management, virtualization, InterGrid gateway, Amazon EC2

M. D. de Assunção, R. Buyya and A. di Costanzo, "Harnessing Cloud Technologies for a Virtualized Distributed Computing Infrastructure," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 24-33, 2009.
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