Robert D. Kent

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In the context of highly scalable distributed resource management architectures for grid computing, we present a genetic algorithm based scheduler. A scheduler must use the available resources efficiently, while satisfying competing and mutually conflicting goals. The grid workload may consist of multiple jobs, with quality-of-service constraints. A(More)
Key management (KM) and secure routing (SR) are two most important issues for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs), but previous solutions tend to consider them separately. This leads to KM-SR interdependency cycle problem. In this paper, we propose an integrated KM-SR scheme that addresses KM-SR interdependency cycle problem. By using identity based(More)
The compute resources of a grid resource-service provider may be distributed over a wide geographical area. If the resource-service provider is to use his resources effectively, in addition to the characteristics of the compute-nodes and the applications, the characteristics of the communication network must also be known. A generalized scheduler should be(More)
Proxy certificates (PCs) are essential in grid security infrastructure (GSI), but their revocation still remains problematic in grid environments. The mechanisms for normal end entity certificates (EEC) revocation need to be reconsidered or revised for PC revocation in grids. In this paper, we present a new framework that addresses the PC revocation problem(More)
Optical wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks provide an excellent transmission medium for voice and data traffic, streaming media, and high performance and grid computing needs. Rearrangeability is one compelling characteristic of WDM optical networks that allows network operators to rearrange the networks in response to changing traffic demands(More)
User management is a vital problem to be solved when constructing a Webportal for accessing grid resources. Most current approaches treat web and grid users separately. This is inconvenient to the system users. This paper presents a user management framework that combines the two kinds of user management. It also supports Single Sign- On and federated(More)