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Diversity of Grid Traffic: A Survey-based Study

El khatib, Yehia and Edwards, Christopher and , EC-GIN (Funder) (2007) Diversity of Grid Traffic: A Survey-based Study. In: The 8th EPSRC Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNET 2007), 2007-06-282007-06-29, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

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    Abstract

    Grid computing offers the prospect of harnessing huge amounts of computational resources. However, it is being argued that such potential cannot be fully exploited due to the nature of the Internet architecture which is not suitable for high-speed communication of large volumes of data. This has motivated EC-GIN, a European project which aims to exploit the network in a way that better suits the needs of Grid applications. In order to reach such a goal, the network requirements of Grid applications first need to be understood. We have conducted a survey to investigate the requirements and characteristics of a number of Grid applications used in scientific research. Among other things, the survey results have revealed the diversity of Grid traffic, suggesting that there is more to Grid traffic than just transfers of huge bulks and tiny control signals. In this paper, we present these results and identify different classes of traffic behaviour that have been observed within the results. We then validate our findings by looking in detail at two of the applications that we have surveyed.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: The 8th EPSRC Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNET 2007)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1422 cs_uid ; 363
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12937
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 21 Feb 2008 10:58
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:58
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12937

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