On the Use of Virtualization and Service Technologies to Enable Grid-Computing

TitleOn the Use of Virtualization and Service Technologies to Enable Grid-Computing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMatsunaga, A, Tsugawa, M, Zhao, M, Zhu, L, Sanjeepan, V, Adabala, S, Figueiredo, RJ, Lam, H, Fortes, JAB
Conference NameEuro-Par 2005 Parallel Processing: 11th International Euro-Par Conference
Date Published08/2005
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
AbstractThe In-VIGO approach to Grid-computing relies on the dynamic establishment of virtual grids on which application services are instantiated. In-VIGO was conceived to enable computational science to take place In Virtual Information Grid Organizations. Having its first version deployed on July of 2003, In-VIGO middleware is currently used by scientists from various disciplines, a noteworthy example being the computational nanoelectronics research community (http://www.nanohub.org). All components of an In-VIGO-generated virtual grid – machines, networks, applications and data – are themselves virtual and services are provided for their dynamic creation. This article reviews the In-VIGO approach to Grid-computing and overviews the associated middleware techniques and architectures for virtualizing Grid components, using services for creation of virtual grids and automatically Grid-enabling unmodified applications. The In-VIGO approach to the implementation of virtual networks and virtual application services are discussed as examples of Grid-motivated approaches to resource virtualization and Web-service creation.