Grid Service Hosting on Virtual Clusters

Bobby House, Paul Marshall, Michael Oberg, Henry M. Tufo, Matthew Woitaszek. Grid Service Hosting on Virtual Clusters. In Grid 2008: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing, Tsukuba, Japan, September 2008.

This paper presents an architecture for service hosting on virtual clusters spanning multiple administrative domains that balances the requirements of application developers and resource provider system administrators. The presented architecture and implementation use virtual machines to simplify the deployment of externally-accessible persistent Web and Grid services while allowing resource provider system administrators to monitor hosted virtual machines and perform critical maintenance when necessary. This approach allows developers full control of their distributed resources, specifies a mechanism for resource provider monitoring and intervention, and reduces the barrier for hosting user-supplied virtual machines on shared resource provider cyberinfrastructure.

@inproceedings{200809-grid2008-managedhosting,
      Address = {Tsukuba, Japan},
      Author = {House, Bobby and Marshall, Paul and Oberg, Michael and Tufo, Henry M. and Woitaszek, Matthew},
      Booktitle = {Grid 2008: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing},
      Doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/GRID.2008.4662813},
      Isbn = {978-1-4244-2578-5},
      Month = {September},
      Note = {Short paper and poster.},
      Title = {Grid Service Hosting on Virtual Clusters},
       Year = {2008},}