The Anatomy of Grid Resource Management

  • A. Kertész
  • T. Prokosch
Conference paper


Grid resource management is a highly studied research field since grids were born. Though well-designed, evaluated, and widely used resource brokers and meta-schedulers have been developed, new capabilities are still required; the most wanting one is interoperability. Existing solutions cannot cross the borders of current middleware systems that are lacking the support of these requirements. In this chapter we first investigate the current resource management solutions from the lowest to the highest level of abstraction, then we examine and compare the building blocks of these systems. The presented anatomy helps the users grasp the basics of their operation and the researchers to identify common components and open issues. We highlight remote instrumentation as one of these issues, and meta-brokering, which enables higher level resource management by establishing communication among existing grid brokers or utilizing them in a centralized manner. The latter is a forerunner of an ongoing grid revolution by implementing a service-oriented knowledge utility (SOKU) service, which is to serve future generation grids.


Grid interoperability Grid resource management Grid broker Grid scheduler Grid meta-broker Remote instrumentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research InstituteBudapestHungary
  2. 2.GUP, Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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