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

  • Alessio Merlo
  • Daniele D’Agostino
  • Vittoria Gianuzzi
  • Andrea Clematis
  • Angelo Corana
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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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessio Merlo
    • 1
  • Daniele D’Agostino
    • 2
  • Vittoria Gianuzzi
    • 3
  • Andrea Clematis
    • 4
  • Angelo Corana
    • 5
  1. 1.IEIIT-CNRGenovaItaly
  2. 2.IMATI-CNRGenovaItaly
  3. 3.DISI - Universitá degli Studi di GenovaGenovaItaly
  4. 4.IMATI-CNRGenovaItaly
  5. 5.IEIIT-CNRGenovaItaly

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