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Remote Instrumentation Services on the e-Infrastructure

pp 103-111

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GridWalker: A Visual Tool for Supporting Advanced Discovery of Grid Resources

  • Alessio MerloAffiliated withIEIIT-CNR Email author 
  • , Daniele D’AgostinoAffiliated withIMATI-CNR
  • , Vittoria GianuzziAffiliated withDISI - Universitá degli Studi di Genova
  • , Andrea ClematisAffiliated withIMATI-CNR
  • , Angelo CoranaAffiliated withIEIIT-CNR

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Abstract

Grid management has always been a complex issue, especially when Grids are composed of a large number of resources and the efficiency is a key aspect (e.g to support applications with QoS requirements). For this, Grid administration becomes increasingly important, and advanced instrumentation for Grid management is needed. In this chapter we present GridWalker, a visual application that allows the efficient management of information about the resource characteristics and their updated status, in order to foster a proper allocation of user jobs on available resources.

Keywords

Grid Computing Resource discovery User requirements Visual tools