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PARALLEL, DISTRIBUTED AND GRID COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi
Resource Management in Grids: Overview and a discussion of a possible approach for an Agent-Based Middleware
M. Senobari1, M. Drozdowicz2, M. Ganzha2, M. Paprzycki2,3, R. Olejnik4, I. Lirkov5, P. Telegin6 and N.M. Charkari1
1Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
M. Senobari, M. Drozdowicz, M. Ganzha, M. Paprzycki, R. Olejnik, I. Lirkov, P. Telegin, N.M. Charkari, "Resource Management in Grids: Overview and a discussion of a possible approach for an Agent-Based Middleware", in B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi, (Editors), "Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing for Engineering", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 8, pp 141-164, 2009. doi:10.4203/csets.21.8
Keywords: grid computing, agent-based resource management, resource management, job scheduling, metaschedulers.
Resource management and job scheduling are important research issues in computational grids. When software agents are used as resource managers and brokers in the Grid a number of additional issues and possible approaches materialize. The aim of this chapter is twofold. First, we discuss traditional job scheduling in grids, and when agents are utilized as grid middleware. Second, we use this as a context for discussion of how job scheduling can be done in the agent-based system under development.
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