A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Discovery in Grid Environments

Adriana Iamnitchi; Ian Foster; Daniel C. Nurmi. 26 September, 2002.
Communicated by Ian Foster.


Two resource sharing environments have polarized the distributed systems research in the last years: computational Grids and Peer-to-Peer communities. They seem likely to converge into a large-scale, decentralized, and self-configuring environment that provides complex functionalities. Resource discovery is discussed in this context: we propose a framework along 4 axes that can guide the design of any resource discovery architecture. We present an emulated environment for resource discovery and preliminary performance evaluations of a simple resource discovery mechanism based on request propagation.

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