G2G: A Meta-Grid Framework for the Convergence of P2P and Grids

G2G: A Meta-Grid Framework for the Convergence of P2P and Grids

Wu-Chun Chung (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Chin-Jung Hsu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Yi-Hsiang Lin (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Kuan-Chou Lai (National Taichung University, Taiwan) and Yeh-Ching Chung (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0056-0.ch017
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Abstract

Grid systems integrate distributed resources to form self-organization and self-management autonomies. With the widespread development of grid systems around the world, grid collaboration for large-scale computing has become a prevalent research topic. In this paper, the authors propose a meta-grid framework, named the Grid-to-Grid (G2G) framework, to harmonize autonomic grids in realizing a grid federation. The G2G framework is a decentralized management framework that is built on top of existing autonomic grid systems. This paper further adopts a super-peer network in a separate layer to coordinate distributed grid systems. A super-peer overlay network is constructed for communication among super-peers, thus enabling collaboration among grid systems. This study proposes the G2G framework for use in a Grid-to-Grid federation and implements a preliminary system as a demonstration. Experimental results show that the proposed meta-grid framework can improve system performance with little overhead.
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G2g Framework And Prototype

Currently, most grid systems are deployed according to centralized or hierarchical management approaches. However, these approaches have poor performance in terms of scalability, resiliency, and load-balancing for managing distributed resources (Mastroianni et al., 2007). Centralization and hierarchy are the weaknesses of deploying large multi-institutional grid systems, let alone in the widely internetworking system. In general, the performance by adopting the super-peer model is more efficient and convenient than that without adopting the super-peer model in large-scale computing environments.

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