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Semantics, Knowledge and Grid, International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 3, 2008 to Dec. 5, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3401-5
pp: 109-116
ABSTRACT
Independent Grid projects have developed their own solutions to Information Services. These solutions are not interoperable with each other, target vastly different systems and address diverse sets of requirements. To address these challenges, we designed a novel architecture for a Grid Information Service that provides unification, federation and interoperability of major grid information services. The proposed approach forms an add-on information system that interacts with the local information services and assembles their metadata instances. We introduce a prototype implementation and present its evaluation. The results indicate that the proposed approach achieves unification and federation of custom implementations of grid information services with negligible processing overheads.
INDEX TERMS
Grid Information Services, Information Federation, Metadata Services, Hybrid Services
CITATION

M. S. Aktas, M. Pierce and G. Fox, "Information Federation in Grids," 2008 Fourth International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid (SKG), Beijing, 2008, pp. 109-116.
doi:10.1109/SKG.2008.39
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