James Padgett

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Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are explicit statements about all expectations and obligations in the business partnership between customers and providers. They have been introduced in Grid computing to overcome the best effort approach, making the Grid more interesting for commercial applications. However, decisions on negotiation and system management(More)
Patients with Gaucher disease have an increased risk of malignancies, especially the lymphoreticular type. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Gaucher disease diagnosed during the workup and diagnosis of a splenic marginal-zone lymphoma with progression to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. There are several theories as to how Gaucher disease(More)
Resource reservation and performance prediction of execution run-times are key components in delivering timely application services for decision support systems. The provision of Service Level Agreements (SLA) and components to manage tasks such as resource negotiation, monitoring and policing are needed to help meet this requirement. This paper presents an(More)
If grid computing is to experience widespread commercial adoption, then incorporating risk assessment and management techniques is essential, both during negotiation between service provider and service requester and during run-time. This paper focuses on the role of a resource broker in this context. Specifically, techniques for evaluating the reliability(More)