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ItemQoS-based scheduling of workflows on global gridsYU, JIA ( 2007-10)Grid computing has emerged as a global cyber-infrastructure for the next-generation of e-Science applications by integrating large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous resources. Scientific communities are utilizing Grids to share, manage and process large data sets. In order to support complex scientific experiments, distributed resources such as computational devices, data, applications, and scientific instruments need to be orchestrated while managing the application workflow operations within Grid environments. This thesis investigates properties of Grid workflow management systems, presents a workflow engine and algorithms for mapping scientific workflow applications to Grid resources based on specified QoS (Quality of Service) constraints. (For complete abstract open document)
ItemCoordinated resource provisioning in federated gridsRANJAN, RAJIV ( 2007-07)A fundamental problem in building large scale Grid resource sharing system is the need for efficient and scalable techniques for discovery and provisioning of resources for delivering expected Quality of Service (QoS) to users’ applications. The current approaches to Grid resource sharing based on resource brokers are non-coordinated since these brokers make scheduling related decisions independent of the others in the system. Clearly, this worsens the load-sharing and utilisation problems of distributed Grid resources as sub-optimal schedules are likely to occur. Further, existing brokering systems rely on centralised information services for resource discovery. Centralised or hierarchical resource discovery systems are prone to single-point failure, lack scalability and fault-tolerance ability. In the centralised model, the network links leading to the server are very critical to the overall functionality of the system, as their failure might halt the entire distributed system operation.
ItemScheduling distributed data-intensive applications on global gridsVENUGOPAL, SRIKUMAR ( 2006-07)The next generation of scientific experiments and studies are being carried out by large collaborations of researchers distributed around the world engaged in analysis of huge collections of data generated by scientific instruments. Grid computing has emerged as an enabler for such collaborations as it aids communities in sharing resources to achieve common objectives. Data Grids provide services for accessing, replicating and managing data collections in these collaborations. Applications used in such Grids are distributed data-intensive, that is, they access and process distributed datasets to generate results. These applications need to transparently and efficiently access distributed data and computational resources. This thesis investigates properties of data-intensive computing environments and presents a software framework and algorithms for mapping distributed data-oriented applications to Grid resources. (For complete abstract open document)