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In this paper we present a new approach to semantic resource discovery in the grid. A peer-to-peer network is used to distribute and query the resource catalogue. Each peer can provide resource descriptions and background knowledge, and each peer can query the network for existing resources. We do not require a central ontology for resource description and(More)
In large-scale distributed systems, information is typically generated decentralized. However, for many applications it is desirable to have a unified view on this knowledge, allowing to query it without regarding the heterogeneity of the underlying systems. In this context, two main requirements have to be fulfilled. On the one hand, we need a flexible(More)
Advance Reservations are an important concept to support QoS and Workflow Scheduling in Grid environments. However, the impact of reservations from the Grid on the performance of local schedulers is not yet known. Using discrete event simulations we evaluate the impact of reservations on planning-based resource management of standard batch jobs. Our(More)
In this paper, we describe the architecture of the virtual resource manager VRM, a management system designed to reside on top of local resource management systems for cluster computers and other kinds of resources. The most important feature of the VRM is its capability to handle quality-of-service (QoS) guarantees and service-level agreements (SLAs). The(More)
In large-scale distributed systems, information is typically generated decentralized. However, for many applications it is desirable to have a unified view on this knowledge, allowing to reason about it and to query it without regarding the heterogeneity of the underlying systems. In this context, two main requirements have to be fulfilled. On the one hand,(More)
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The next generation grid applications demand grid middleware for a flexible negotiation mechanism supporting various ways of quality-of-service (QoS) guarantees. In this context, a QoS guarantee covers simultaneous allocations of various kinds of different resources, such as processor runtime, storage capacity, or network bandwidth, which are specified in(More)