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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2006)
May 16, 2006 to May 19, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2585-7
pp: 633-640
Michal Wegie , Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
Grzegorz Czajkowski , Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
Laurent Daynes , Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
Krzysztof Palacz , Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
Modern, resource-intensive enterprise and scientijic applications are increasingly architected using parallel and distributed components deployed on grid platforms. Grid environments are typically heterogeneous and subject to large load variations. Such characteristics require a portable programming infrastructure and comprehensive support for resource management as well as dynamic adaptation to varying resource availability. <p>Resource-aware applications pro-actively monitor and dynamically adapt their behavior to accommodate to changing resource consumption constraints. Strategies such as internal load-balancing and job resubmission can correct sub-optimal scheduling decisions and thus enhance performance. As utilizing the potential of resource awareness requires close interaction with resource management subsystems, implementations ofen rely on low-level, platformspecflc features, which impairs portability. What is needed is uncompromised portability of all aspects of resource management in grid systems.</p> <p>We demonstrate that the Java platform, equipped with the APIs for distributed resource management, can be used for building a portable grid infrastructure. In particular, we describe the design and implementation of a cluster management system capable of controlled execution of parallel, resourceaware, Java applications, We empirically show that our solution allows for efzcient, fine-grained resource management, suflcient for tapping the performance benefits promised by the resource-conscious applications.</p>

L. Daynes, K. Palacz, G. Czajkowski and M. Wegie, "A Portable Grid Infrastructure for Resource-Aware Applications," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Singapore, 2006, pp. 633-640.
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