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Ubiquitous grid resource monitoring

Baker, M. and Smith, G. (2004) Ubiquitous grid resource monitoring. In: The third UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM2004), 31st August - 3rd September 2004, Nottingham.

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Abstract/Summary

In any wide-area distributed system there is a need to communicate and interact with a range of networked devices and services ranging from computer-based ones (CPU, memory and disk), to network components (hubs, routers, gateways) and specialised data sources (embedded devices, sensors, data-feeds). In order for the ensemble of underlying technologies to provide an environment suitable for virtual organisations to flourish, the resources that comprise the fabric of the Grid must be monitored in a seamless manner that abstracts away from the underlying complexity. Furthermore, as various competing Grid middleware offerings are released and evolve, an independent overarching monitoring service should act as a corner stone that ties these systems together. GridRM is a standards-based approach that is independent of any given middleware and that can utilise legacy and emerging resource-monitoring technologies. The main objective of the project is to produce a standardised and extensible architecture that provides seamless mechanisms to interact with native monitoring agents across heterogeneous resources.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:34803

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