A peer-to-peer mechanism for resource location and allocation over the grid

Hung Chang Hsiao, Mark Baker, Chung Ta King

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Recent advances in P2P lookup overlays provide an appealing solution for distributed search without relying on a single database server. In addition to performing resource discovery, these P2P substrates also offer membership management for dynamic peers. In this paper, we propose a publicly shared architecture called VC2A that takes advantage of a P2P lookup substrate for computational applications. VC2A targets computational master-slave applications. An application running in VC2A dynamically allocates resources from the system on the fly. These allocated resources then self-manage and -heal. We have implemented an architecture based on our previous efforts that include an enhanced P2P lookup overlay and a mobile agent system on top of this overlay. We show that VC2A is not only scalable but robust, and takes advantage of heterogeneity of the resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-614
Number of pages11
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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