Authors: Abdelkader Hameurlain, Deniz Cokuslu, Kayhan Erciyes
Addresses: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, 118, Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France. ' Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, 118, Route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France; Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Engineering, Gulbahce, Urla, 35430 Izmir, Turkey; International Computer Institute Ege University, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey. ' International Computer Institute Ege University, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
Abstract: Resource Discovery (RD) is one of the key issues in successful Grid systems. Yet, new methodologies for RD are constantly researched owing to the dynamicity, heterogeneity and large-scale characteristics of Grids. Recently, synergy and convergence between Grid, Agent and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems were pointed out clearly. This paper provides a survey and a qualitative comparison of the most promising approaches (P2P techniques and agent systems) for RD. Viability of Grid systems relies mainly on efficient integration of P2P techniques and mobile agent (MA) systems to bring scaling and decentralised control properties to Grids.
Keywords: grid computing; resource discovery; P2P techniques; mobile agents; peer-to-peer; scaling; decentralised control; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS.
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2010 Vol.5 No.3, pp.251 - 263
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