EnLIGHTened computing: An architecture for co-allocating network, compute, and other grid resources for high-end applications

Lina Battestilli, Andrei Hutanut, Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Daniel S. Katz, Jon MacLarent, Joe Mambretti, John H. Moore, Seung Jong Park, Harry G. Perros, Syam Sundar, Savera Tanwir, Steven R. Thorpe, Yufeng Xin

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Abstract

Many emerging high performance applications require distributed infrastructure that is significantly more powerful and flexible than traditional Grids. Such applications require the optimization, close integration, and control of all Grid resources, including networks. The EnLIGHTened (ENL) Computing Project has designed an architectural framework that allows Grid applications to dynamically request (in-advance or on-demand) any type of Grid resource: computers, storage, instruments, and deterministic, high-bandwidth network paths, including lightpaths. Based on application requirements, the ENL middleware communicates with Grid resource managers and, when availability is verified, co-allocates all the necessary resources. ENL's Domain Network Manager controls all network resource allocations to dynamically setup and delete dedicated circuits using Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane signaling. In order to make optimal brokering decisions, the ENL middleware uses near-real-time performance information about Grid resources. A prototype of this architectural framework on a national-scale testbed implementation has been used to demonstrate a small number of applications. Based on this, a set of changes for the middleware have been laid out and are being implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, HONET
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, HONET - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 18 2007Nov 20 2007

Publication series

Name2007 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, HONET

Other

Other2007 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, HONET
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period11/18/0711/20/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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