Remote Instrumentation Services on the e-Infrastructure

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Design and Evaluation of a RESTful API for Controlling and Monitoring Heterogeneous Devices

  • Francesco LelliAffiliated withFaculty of Informatics, University of Lugano Email author 
  • , Cesare PautassoAffiliated withFaculty of Informatics, University of Lugano

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In this paper we apply the REST principles to the problem of defining an extensible and lightweight interface for controlling and monitoring the operations of instruments and devices shared on the Grid. We integrated a REST Service in the Tiny Instrument Element (IE) that has been used for an empirical evaluation of the approach demonstrating that this implementation can coexist with a Web Service back-end and be used in parallel where is needed. Finally we present a preliminary performance comparison with the WS-* compliant implementation.


Instrument element RESET Control and monitor