16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'05) (2005)
Aug. 22, 2005 to Aug. 26, 2005
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DEXA.2005.166
Moreno Marzolla , Università Caé Foscari di Venezia
Matteo Mordacchini , Università Caé Foscari di Venezia and INFN Sezione di Padova
Salvatore Orlando , Università Caé Foscari di Venezia and ISTI Area della Ricerca CNR
Resource discovery in a Grid environment is a critical problem, as a typical Grid system includes a very large number of resources, which must be readily identified and accessed to run applications. Traditional Grid discovery algorithms perform poorly, as they do not scale, nor allow Grid-enabled applications to transparently query the whole set of Grid resources. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) has been argued as a suitable distributed paradigm that not only overcomes the issues of scalability of such discovery systems, but also better supports the discovery of resources in a context of dynamicity of resources and associated information. In this paper we propose a P2P system for indexing and discovering Grid resources. We assume that Grid resources are characterized by a set of attributes, and our system can be queried for resources satisfying arbitrary range conditions on these attributes. Note that traditional P2P searching techniques can not be directly applied in this case, since they work well mostly for static content and exact queries. Simulation results show that the system provides an adequate degree of scalability.
M. Marzolla, M. Mordacchini and S. Orlando, "Resource Discovery in a Dynamic Grid Environment," 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'05)(DEXA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005, pp. 356-360.