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One of the fundamental concepts in Grid computing is the creation of Virtual Organizations (VO's): a set of resource consumers and providers that join forces to solve a common problem. Typical examples of Virtual Organizations include collaborations formed around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments. To date, Grid computing has been applied on a(More)
Proxy credentials are commonly used in security systems when one entity wishes to grant to another entity some set of its privileges. We have defined and standardized X.509 Proxy Certificates for the purpose of providing restricted proxying and delegation within a PKI-based authentication system. We present here our motivations for this work coming from our(More)
SUMMARY The SweGrid Accounting System (SGAS) allocates capacity in collaborative Grid environments by coordinating enforcement of Grid-wide usage limits as a means to offer usage guarantees and prevent overuse. SGAS employs a credit-based allocation model where Grid capacity is granted to projects via Grid-wide quota allowances that can be spent across the(More)
We describe the architecture and initial implementation of the next-generation of Grid Data Management Middleware in the EU DataGrid (EDG) project. The new architecture stems from our experience together with the user requirements gathered during the two years of running our initial set of Grid Data Management Services. All of our new services are based on(More)
This contribution presents the design and implementation of a bank service, constituting a key component in a recently developed Grid accounting system solution. The Grid accounting system maintains a Grid-wide view of the resources consumed by members of a virtual organization. The bank is designed as an online service, managing the accounts of VO(More)
In this paper, we present an Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)-based decentralized allocation enforcement system, developed with an emphasis on a consistent data model and easy integration into existing scheduling, and workload management software at six independent high-performance computing centers forming a Grid known as SweGrid. The Swedish(More)
— In this paper we present a system permitting controlled policy administration and delegation using the XACML access control system. The need for these capabilities stems from the use of XACML in the SweGrid Accounting System, which is used to enforce resource allocations to Swedish research projects. Our solution uses a second access control system(More)
We present the SweGrid Accounting System (SGAS) — a decentralized and standards-based system for Grid resource allocation enforcement that has been developed with an emphasis on a uniform data model and easy integration into existing scheduling and workload management software. The system has been tested at the six high-performance computing centers(More)