Title: Introducing mobile devices into Grid systems: a survey

Authors: Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Alejandro Zunino, Marcelo Campo

Addresses: ISISTAN Research Institute, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET), Campus Universitario, Tandil (B7001BBO), Buenos Aires, Argentina. ' ISISTAN Research Institute, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET), Campus Universitario, Tandil (B7001BBO), Buenos Aires, Argentina. ' ISISTAN Research Institute, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET), Campus Universitario, Tandil (B7001BBO), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract: Mobile device capabilities have been steadily increasing in the past years. Therefore, mobile Grids potential benefits have encouraged research on this topic. Researchers have identified several issues, such as energy consumption and limited resources, that steam from using mobile devices because they are small computers that run on battery and can move outside of the wireless coverage area. This paper analyses these issues discusses proposed solutions to them in the different Grid abstraction levels from Grid fabric layer to Grid user application layer. Finally, we propose a taxonomy that considers the use of mobile devices and discuss future research opportunities.

Keywords: mobile grid; mobile devices; grid systems; grid computing; taxonomy; energy consumption; resource limitations; grid services; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2011.038386

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2011 Vol.7 No.1, pp.1 - 40

Available online: 01 Feb 2011

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