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Optimisation of component-based applications within a grid environment

Nathalie Furmento, Anthony Mayer, Stephen McGough, Steven Newhouse, Tony Field, John Darlington
2001 Proceedings of the 2001 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing (CDROM) - Supercomputing '01  
We match a high-level application specification, defined as a network of components, to an optimal combination of the currently available component implementations within our grid environment.  ...  Effective exploitation of computational grids can only be achieved when applications are fully integrated with the grid middleware and the underlying computational resources.  ...  Components within a Grid Environment In order to exploit the high-level information for scheduling in a grid context it is necessary to adapt the component based design pattern to provide the portability  ... 
doi:10.1145/582034.582064 dblp:conf/sc/FurmentoMMNFD01 fatcat:f663al7xwnbabi4rux6jsiptqa

Evolutionary Computing within Grid Environment [chapter]

Ashutosh Tiwari, Gokop Goteng, Rajkumar Roy
2007 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
Concurrent Environment), DAME (Distributed Aircraft Maintenance Environment) and Globus toolkit to demonstrate how EC techniques can be performed more efficiently within Grid environment.  ...  This chapter demonstrates that grid-enabled evolutionary computing marks the future of optimisation techniques.  ...  For example, to present a transparent view to users, semantic and knowledge-based rules should fall within the application level [33] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72377-6_10 fatcat:4yxshlsyhnecviqixokburq2oe

The Development of a Grid Based Engineering Design Problem Solving Environment [chapter]

A. D. Scurr, A. J. Keane
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper gives an overview of the grid based Engineering Design Problem Solving Environment (PSE) being developed at Southampton University.  ...  Our current PSE is based on our Options optimiser and the Cardiff VCCE and XML component model.  ...  Closely aligned with the concept of grid computing is the idea of portal computing [5] . A user or application portal is a web-based collection of information presented together on a browser page.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-46043-8_89 fatcat:cocund22e5davdtjlnmrkkunmy

The evolution of web-based optimisation: From ASP to e-Services

Patrick Valente, Gautam Mitra
2007 Decision Support Systems  
components in a distributed environment.  ...  In many application domains, optimisation, decision analysis and other analytic models are often embedded as a decision engine within the respective business processes.  ...  Web based environments for optimisation The early developments of distributed environments for optimisation took place in the late 1990s, when a number of optimisation server were conceived and implemented  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dss.2005.07.003 fatcat:xhmnreppxfevlmqotwzwt57mz4

Numerical Optimisation as Grid Services for Engineering Design

Gang Xue, Wenbin Song, Simon J. Cox, Andy Keane
2004 Journal of Grid Computing  
The services are built using a combination of standard Web services and newly developed Grid technologies, based on the concept of Reverse Communication.  ...  By being presented as Grid services, numerical optimisation algorithms can be consumed with a number of message interactions.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is supported by UK e-Science Pilot Project "Grid-Enabled Optimisation and Design Search for Engineering (Geodise)" (UK EP-SRC GR/R67705/01).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10723-004-6742-9 fatcat:jurrajeijrgtxowefssc7gzysy

Implementation and utilisation of a Grid-enabled problem solving environment in Matlab

M. Hakki Eres, Graeme E. Pound, Zhouan Jiao, Jasmin L. Wason, Fenglian Xu, Andy J. Keane, Simon J. Cox
2005 Future generations computer systems  
The use of the Geodise toolkit in Matlab introduces a flexible and Grid-enabled problem solving environment (PSE) for design search and optimisation.  ...  The Geodise toolkit is a suite of tools for Grid-enabled parametric geometry generation, meshing, CFD analysis, design optimisation and search, databasing, Grid computing, and notification within the Matlab  ...  Future work on this project will focus on the creation of high level application components.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.future.2003.12.016 fatcat:snh5o2qxtfbgtnl4nd6tt3iipi

Scheduling parameter sweep applications on global Grids: a deadline and budget constrained cost-time optimization algorithm

Rajkumar Buyya, Manzur Murshed, David Abramson, Srikumar Venugopal
2005 Software, Practice & Experience  
We have proposed a computational economy framework for regulating the supply and demand for resources and allocating them for applications based on the users' quality of services requirements.  ...  The performance of the cost-time optimisation scheduling algorithm has been evaluated through extensive simulation and empirical studies for deploying parameter sweep applications on global Grids.  ...  We would like to thank participants of the SC2002 Global Grid Testbed Collaboration for providing us access to the resources that have made large scale experiments possible.  ... 
doi:10.1002/spe.646 fatcat:f7ejvroginbyvaohuovsqqbjm4

Special issue of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems – An International Journal

Enda Ridge, Daniel Kudenko, Dimitar Kazakov, Edward Curry
2005 Multiagent and Grid Systems  
Applications -Applications of nature-inspired techniques in novel areas, such as mobile, pervasive and grid computing. -Scalability and performance optimisation of applications.  ...  Emerging computing environments such as autonomic computing, ubiquitous computing, Peer-to-Peer systems, the Grid and the Semantic Web demand the interaction of large numbers of decentralised, parallel  ... 
doi:10.3233/mgs-2005-1309 fatcat:u6gp73jtwnfo7pxvyggifqki4m

Databases, Workflows and the Grid in a Service Oriented Environment [chapter]

Zhuoan Jiao, Jasmin Wason, Wenbin Song, Fenglian Xu, Hakki Eres, Andy J Keane, Simon J Cox
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We show the potential of our grid-enabled data repository in the context of workflow management, engineering optimisation process monitoring and steering.  ...  We have built a generic toolkit targeted at design engineers, which provides convenient methods to access a grid-enabled repository.  ...  The toolkit enables engineers to write scripts in a familiar language and archive them along with data produced at various stages of the design optimisation process to a grid-enabled database.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27866-5_130 fatcat:i3y7h4cjvrdhfi4b3syaxq4ghi

Adaptive query processing and the grid: opportunities and challenges

A. Gounaris, N.W. Paton, R. Sakellariou, A.A.A. Fernandes
2004 Proceedings. 15th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2004.  
Grid technologies have been developed in response to an increase in demand for computing applications designed to yield the benefits from collaboration, data sharing and sophisticated interaction of autonomous  ...  for Adaptive Query Processing (AQP); (ii) we discuss some basic challenges arising from the new opportunities and outline the unsuitability for use in a Grid setting and narrow specialisation of existing  ...  Acknowledgement: Research on AQP at Manchester is supported by the DIM Programme of the UK EPSRC, through Grant GR/R51797/01. We are pleased to acknowledge their support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dexa.2004.1333525 dblp:conf/dexaw/GounarisPSF04 fatcat:6okyabn5rfgqhlbf5x2qllktau

A Service Oriented Architecture for Integration of Fault Diagnostics [chapter]

Xiaoxu Ren, Max Ong, Geoffrey Allan, Visakan Kadirkamanathan, Haydn Thompson, Peter Fleming
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
As part of the Distributed Aircraft Maintenance Environment (DAME) e-Science project, a virtual "work-bench" has been developed that can aid the engineer in solving engineering design problems.  ...  Modelling, Optimisation and Decision Support tools are vital in most areas of engineering.  ...  In support of this, a CBR decisionsupport application has been developed and implemented at the Sheffield UTC as a web service within the Grid computing environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11423287_13 fatcat:fcp56uhaozgwbhelstmulesjka

Applying the reflective middleware approach in Grid computing

Geoff Coulson, Gordon Blair, Nikos Parlavantzas, Wai Kit Yeung, Wei Cai
2004 Concurrency and Computation  
We also report on our current research on developing a bindingtype framework, a resource management framework, and a set of performance optimisations for an ongoing OGSA implementation we are working on  ...  We believe that such areas will become increasingly important as sophisticated e-Science applications start to exploit the potential of OGSA's service-based architecture.  ...  Performance Optimisation Finally, we are paying close attention to the optimisation of performance in our Grid platform.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cpe.822 fatcat:wiv7oi4xpffqzerpndrzsx2fxu

An integrated and adaptive decision-support framework for high-tech manufacturing and service networks

P Lendermann, S J Turner, M Y H Low, B P Gan, N Julka, L P Chan, W T Cai, L H Lee, E P Chew, S Y Teng, L F McGinnis
2007 Journal of Simulation  
The overall architecture of the framework outlines how commercial simulation packages and web-service based business process application components would have to be connected through a commercial application  ...  decision support components and physical systems, and simulation speed-up through multi-objective optimal computing budget allocation techniques on a grid infrastructure.  ...  Lye from Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jos.4250016 fatcat:kne7vhsgg5anjl22qbgzhqhdca

A grid application development platform for WebCom-G

J.P. Morrison, S. John, D.A. Power, N. Cafferkey, Adarsh Patil
2005 CCGrid 2005. IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, 2005.  
In addition to describing the tools and methodologies used for this computing environment, a brief outline of WebCom-G (WebCom Grid) and some of its capabilities is given.  ...  Grid Computing is becoming more popular. The traditional role of the Internet as being an information repository is evolving to become a resource repository.  ...  An application development environment based on WebCom-G enables traditional application development mechanisms to utilise computational resources made available via different Grid middle-wares.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2005.1558631 dblp:conf/ccgrid/MorrisonJPCP05 fatcat:ywt2gzhotjd3jlr36dba4fckzq

Use of Agent-Based Service Discovery for Resource Management in Metacomputing Environment [chapter]

Junwei Cao, Darren J. Kerbyson, Graham R. Nudd
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A modelling and simulation environment has been developed to show the impact of these optimisation strategies on the performance of a given system.  ...  This paper describes a new model for resource management in a metacomputing environment using a hierarchy of homogeneous agents that has the capability of service discovery.  ...  A grid is a dynamic environment where the location, type, and performance of the components are constantly changing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44681-8_122 fatcat:oiq75jgh2fdyll4gjngjpya4sy
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