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Compute and Data Grids Simulation Tools: A Comparative Analysis

  • S. M. Argungu
  • Suki ArifEmail author
  • Mohd. Hasbullah Omar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1073)

Abstract

The ever increasing need for grid systems in scientific, business and “what if” real world types of applications, coupled with the dynamic nature of computing infrastructure, has necessitated the need for clear distinctions between the various types of grid systems. This is particularly important when evaluating real-life applications using simulation environments. The very knowledge of what simulation environment to use in evaluating the performances of different types of grid models will go a long way in helping to arrive at a true representation of the system studied. Equally important is the need to identify distinctively the different real life works scenarios, in which these systems are applied. The grid industry is endowed with powerful simulation tools to enable researchers evaluate their designs prior to actual implementations. However, often researchers get busy developing extended versions of these simulators, at the expense of the precious time needed to solve the problem at hand, which is partly due to the wrong choice of simulation environment. This study is inspired by the need to compare and contrast between the two major grid types (Computational and Data Grids) in terms of areas of applications and the simulation environment appropriate for performance evaluation relating to each of these grid systems. This will help researchers to making an informed decision while considering simulation environments to be used in their projects, and help identify the relevant as well as suitable measurable metrics. In addition, the research findings will help to eliminate ambiguity while testing real life applications, and reduces inconsistency in the obtained results.

Keywords

Data Grids Compute Grids Simulation Simulators 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Argungu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Suki Arif
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohd. Hasbullah Omar
    • 1
  1. 1.InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of ComputingUniversiti Utara MalaysiaSintokMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Science and TechnologyAlieroNigeria

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