Dependability in hybrid grid systems: a virtual clusters approach

Isaiadis, Stavros and Getov, Vladimir (2006) Dependability in hybrid grid systems: a virtual clusters approach. In: JVA '06. IEEE John Vincent Atanasoff 2006 International Symposium on Modern Computing, 2006. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 52-57. ISBN 0769526438


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With the rapid evolution of mobile and ubiquitous computing, small-scale devices like personal digital assistants, smart "converged" phones and laptops now dominate the market. Despite the parallel emergence of the grid as the new distributed computing infrastructure, an integrated hybrid grid system that consists of both traditional fixed nodes but mobile and limited devices as well, has only recently gained some popularity. One of the main challenges in realizing this integration is the very low levels of reliability and availability of small scale and mobile devices - a characteristic that could compromise the overall dependability and performance of the whole grid system. In this paper we try to identify the main dependability requirements for such a hybrid grid system. We then present our own approach to an efficient integration using our virtual clusters platform, and explain how we manage to meet the dependability requirements as set by our research.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grid computing, hybrid simulation, virtual private networks, distributed computing infrastructure, hybrid grid system dependability requirement, virtual cluster platform
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:31

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