Remote Task Submission and Publishing in BeesyCluster: Security and Efficiency of Web Service Interface
We present a new system BeesyCluster which can be seen as an easy-to-use access portal to an expandable network of services deployed and published on clusters or PCs with virtual payments for the use of services. Administrators/users can attach their clusters/PCs available via SSH with a click of the button without any need for further configuration on the provider’s machine. Further, users can publish console, queued applications or files from their accounts. Services run on the provider’s account but access to the services is granted through BeesyCluster either via WWW or Web Services with proper authorization. Providers earn points for their services invoked by users which allows them to use services offered by others. We compare the set of features to other systems, especially grid systems, pointing out the proposed security concept, interfaces and API. We also benchmark the Web Service interface in BeesyCluster by measurement of latency and remote task submission times on large 32-bit 128-processor and 64-bit 256-processor clusters available in the ACC network, Gdansk, Poland. We compare the results to the performance of standard Web Services with HTTP Basic Authentication and HTTPS deployed on Tomcat/AXIS.
KeywordsAccess Portal Expandable Network File Manager High Performance Cluster Computing High Performance Computing Application
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