ARMS: An Agent-Based Resource Management System for Grid Computing

Junwei Cao, Stephen A. Jarvis, Subhash Saini, Darren J. Kerbyson, Graham R. Nudd
2002 Scientific Programming  
Resource management is an important component of a grid computing infrastructure. The scalability and adaptability of such systems are two key challenges that must be addressed. In this work an agent-based resource management system, ARMS, is implemented for grid computing. ARMS utilises the performance prediction techniques of the PACE toolkit to provide quantitative data regarding the performance of complex applications running on a local grid resource. At the meta-level, a hierarchy of
more » ... neous agents are used to provide a scalable and adaptable abstraction of the system architecture. Each agent is able to cooperate with other agents and thereby provide service advertisement and discovery for the scheduling of applications that need to utilise grid resources. A case study with corresponding experimental results is included to demonstrate the efficiency of the resource management and scheduling system.
doi:10.1155/2002/910792 fatcat:4elt4opq5jacjklovv2yzqdb2q