Title: A heuristic QoS measurement with domain-based network information model for grid computing environments

Authors: Chao-Tung Yang, Chih-Hao Lin, Ming-Feng Yang, Wen-Chung Chiang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 40704, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 40704, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 40704, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information and Networking Technology, Hsiuping Institute of Technology, Taichung 41280, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: Recently, Grid computing is more and more widespread. Therefore, there exists a common issue, i.e., how to manage and monitor numerous resources of grid computing environments. Mostly, we use Ganglia and Network Weather Service (NWS) to monitor machines| status and network-related information, respectively. But, information provided by Ganglia and NWS is not sufficient in some scenarios owing to varied user requirements. Therefore, we propose a heuristic Quality of Service (QoS) measurement constructed with domain-based information model that provides more effective information to meet user requirements. Furthermore, we expect that users could manage and monitor numerous resources of grid environments more effectively and efficiently.

Keywords: grid computing; heuristics; QoS; quality of service; network information modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2010.032998

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.235 - 243

Available online: 06 May 2010 *

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