Title: Validation of SymGrid-services framework through event-based simulation

Authors: Alexandru Carstea, Marc Frincu, Georgiana Macariu, Dana Petcu

Addresses: Institute e-Austria Timisoara, V. Parvan 4, Timisoara, 300223, Romania. ' Institute e-Austria Timisoara, V. Parvan 4, Timisoara, 300223, Romania. ' Institute e-Austria Timisoara, V. Parvan 4, Timisoara, 300223, Romania. ' Institute e-Austria Timisoara, V. Parvan 4, Timisoara, 300223, Romania

Abstract: In response to the need of the symbolic computing community to develop a collaborative environment that exploits the capabilities of multiple symbolic computing software tools, we designed and implemented recently the SymGrid-services solution based on web and grid technologies. This paper describes its validation platform and simulation environment in which a SymGrid-services| user can test various scheduling algorithms. The discrete event simulation approach is tailored to the behaviour and the life cycle of workflows comprising interdependent tasks for symbolic computations. The test results show the robustness of the SymGrid-services framework.

Keywords: distributed computing; simulators; discrete event simulation; symbolic computations; web technology; grid computing; scheduling; workflow; validation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2011.039979

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2011 Vol.2 No.1, pp.33 - 44

Published online: 09 May 2011 *

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