End-to-end bandwidth allocation and reservation for grid applications

Charaka Palansuriya*, Maarten Buchli, Kostas Kavoussanakis, Anand Patil, Chrysostomos Tziouvaras, Arthur Trew, Alan Simpson, Robert Baxter

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Production Grid infrastructure requires end-to-end guarantees on the Quality of Service from the underlying networks. In this paper, we present use cases for advance network resource reservation and then describe a multi-layered architecture that can support them. The architecture presents a single bandwidth broker, called BAR, which sits at the Grid layer. BAR not only provides a single point of access to Grid applications to reserve guaranteed end-to-end bandwidth, but also presents its interface in application terms (instead of networking terms). We expose two guaranteed bandwidth services: the Guaranteed Delivery File Transfer and Virtual Leased Line services. Integrated with the GÉANT2 bandwidth on demand infrastructure, our bandwidth broker deals with multiple network domains, further insulating the applications from network concerns. We also define additional components required for an end-to-end reservation as well as the interfaces between the components. Our deployed prototype demonstrated the world's first software-based, inter-domain bandwidth reservations based on Premium IP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 3rd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks and Systems, BROADNETS 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 3rd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks and Systems, BROADNETS 2006 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20065 Oct 2006

Conference

Conference2006 3rd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks and Systems, BROADNETS 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/10/065/10/06

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