Title: Reliable accounting in grids

Authors: Luigi Catuogno; Pompeo Faruolo; Umberto Ferraro Petrillo; Ivan Visconti

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno, via Ponte Don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy ' Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno, via Ponte Don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy ' Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Rome – 'La Sapienza', Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy ' Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno, via Ponte Don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy

Abstract: Grid computing is a distributed environment in which a remote service is provided by a resource owner to a client by means of a grid infrastructure. One of the major expectations for grid computing is about the rising of a market where users pay to access the computational and storage capacity offered by a resource owner. In this scenario, all the steps of the economic transaction related to the fulfilment of a service are accomplished with the mediation of the grid infrastructure. Several economic models have been proposed for determining how to charge the services offered through a grid. In this paper, we outline one important security issue that may arise in models where services are priced according to the amount of resources they consume. Our contribution is to propose a new security model where secure grid transactions are possible even when resource owners and clients are corrupted.

Keywords: grid computing; cloud computing; security protocols; accounting systems; reliability; resource consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2013.056520

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2013 Vol.7 No.3, pp.186 - 194

Available online: 25 Sep 2013 *

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