Authors: Mohamed Abouelela; Mohamed El-Darieby
Addresses: University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada ' University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
Abstract: Providing interoperability in multi-domain optical grids requires sharing resource information among different domains. Sharing full resource information may not be appropriate due to security and business confidentiality reasons. We propose resource information sharing approach based on information aggregation and abstraction for both computing and networking resources. Information aggregation and abstraction affects the overall accuracy of information representation. This calls for more accurate information abstraction techniques. We propose three abstraction techniques: direct formulas, historical data and real-time measurements. The performance of the proposed information sharing approach and the abstraction techniques is evaluated by studying their impact on scheduling divisible load grid applications. Simulation results highlight the advantages of the proposed approach specially for data intensive applications. By using the proposed abstraction techniques, the same performance could be achieved as using large volumes of exact information.
Keywords: information abstraction; information aggregation; information sharing; multi-domain networks; optical grids; grid computing; resource sharing; interoperability; simulation.
International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2014 Vol.5 No.3, pp.205 - 213
Received: 19 Oct 2012
Accepted: 07 Nov 2013
Published online: 29 Oct 2014 *