A virtual network (ViNe) architecture for grid computing

M. Tsugawa, J.A.B. Fortes
2006 Proceedings 20th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium  
This paper describes a virtual networking approach for Grids called ViNe. It enables symmetric connectivity among Grid resources and allows existing applications to run unmodified. Novel features of the ViNe architecture include: easy virtual networking administration; support for physical private networks and support for multiple independent virtual networks in the same infrastructure. The requirements of an application-friendly virtual network environment are presented and it is shown how the
more » ... proposed solution meets them. Qualitative arguments are provided to justify all design decisions. Also presented is an experimental evaluation of the round-trip latencies and bandwidths achieved by a reference implementation. Measurements are reported for WAN-scenarios involving three different institutions. Under favorable conditions, ViNe bandwidths are within 90 to 100% of the available physical network bandwidth.
doi:10.1109/ipdps.2006.1639380 dblp:conf/ipps/TsugawaF06 fatcat:uxc77whisnfrze5o4qjvdhudja