Grid object description: Characterizing grids

Gerd Lanfermann, Bettina Schnor, Edward Seidel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We present a new data model approach to describe the various objects that either represent Grid infrastructure or make use of it. The data model is based on our experiences and experiments conducted in heterogeneous Grid environments. While very sophisticated data models exist to describe and characterize e. g. compute capacities or web services, we will show that a general description, which combines all of these aspects, is needed to give an adequate representation of objects on a Grid. The Grid Object Description Language (GODsL) is a generic and extensible approach to unify the various aspects that an object on a Grid can have. GODsL provides the content for the XML based communication in Grid migration scenarios, carried out in the GridLab project. We describe the data model architecture on a general level and focus on the Grid application scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrated Network Management VIII
Subtitle of host publicationManaging It All - IFIP/IEEE 8th International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2003
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781475755213
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP/IEEE 8th International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2003 - Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2003Mar 28 2003

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP/IEEE 8th International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs, CO


  • Grid Computing Information Model
  • Grid Migration
  • Interoperability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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