A grouped P2P network for scalable grid information services

  • Vijay Sahota
  • Maozhen Li
  • Mark Baker
  • Nick Antonopoulos


Information services play a crucial role in grid environments in that the state information can be used to facilitate the discovery of resources and the services available to meet user requirements, and also to help tune the performance of a grid system. However, the large size and dynamic nature of the grid brings forth a number of challenges for information services. This paper presents PIndex, a grouped peer-to-peer network that can be used for scalable grid information services. PIndex builds on Globus MDS4, but introduces peer groups to dynamically split the large grid information search space into many small sections to enhance its scalability and resilience. PIndex is subsequently modeled with Colored Petri Nets for performance evaluation. The simulation results show that PIndex is scalable and resilient in dealing with a large number of peer nodes.


Grid computing Information services P2P modeling Globus MDS4 Colored Petri Nets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay Sahota
    • 1
  • Maozhen Li
    • 1
  • Mark Baker
    • 2
  • Nick Antonopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Electronic and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and DesignBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUK
  2. 2.School of Systems EngineeringThe University of ReadingBerkshireUK
  3. 3.Department of ComputingUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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