Bridging network monitoring and the grid

Tommaso Coviello, Tiziana Ferrari, Kostas Kavoussanakis, Loukik Kudarimoti, Mark Leese, Alistair Phipps, Martin Swany, Arthur S. Trew

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Several network monitoring frameworks have been successfully deployed in various network domains, but they typically expose proprietary interfaces and feature poor interoperability. In addition, frameworks either focus on end-to-end or on domain edge-to-edge measurements. Consequently, they can only address a partial spectrum of Grid performance characteristics. As Grids are typically largescale infrastructures spanning multiple network domains, the seamless view that is paramount to Grid middleware and operators, can be severely hindered. We analyse the requirements of important Grid middleware components: job scheduling and data transport. We propose a set of services for the publishing, discovery and gathering of information about network performance and framework capabilities. These expose interfaces that follow the Global Grid Forum recommendations. Finally, we review the implementation details of a prototype of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCESNET Conference 2006 - 1st CESNET Conference on Advanced Communications and Grids, Proceedings
PublisherCESNET, z. s. p. o.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)8023965336
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st CESNET Conference on Advanced Communications and Grids, CESNET 2006 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Mar 20068 Mar 2006


Conference1st CESNET Conference on Advanced Communications and Grids, CESNET 2006
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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