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  » Resource Management and Scheduling Activity (WP6)
WP6 is separated into 8 subtasks
  • Task 6.1 Definition of a GRID scheduling architecture
  • Task 6.2 Multi-Level Scheduling Strategies
  • Task 6.3 Workflow Scheduling Strategies
  • Task 6.4 Fault-Tolerance and Reliabilitys
  • Task 6.5 Evaluation and Benchmarking of GRID Scheduling Systems
  • Task 6.6 Model for Mapping and Scheduling of HPC Applications
  • Task 6.7 Coordination of GRID scheduling and data management
  • Task 6.8 Performance Prediction

UCY Contribution:

Task 6.5 Evaluation and Benchmarking of GRID Scheduling Systems

  • UCY implemented GRIDBench, a framework of tools and services that support the benchmarking of GRID resources. GRIDBench comprises a suite of benchmarks; a simple XML language for describing benchmarks, benchmarking experiments, and benchmarking results; a service that performs benchmarking experiments on GRIDs with different GRID Middleware (by the use of middleware plug-ins); and a service for archiving benchmarking descriptions and results. Finally, GRIDBench provides a GUI for the easy definition of benchmarks and the graphical representation of benchmarking metrics. The GRIDBench tools and benchmark suite can be used to provide metrics that characterize the performance of GRID sites. Additionally, GRIDBench was designed to be easily extensible to allow the inclusion of new benchmarks.
  • We plan to extend GRIDBench with the ability to derive higher level metrics that describe the performance of GRID VOs, and the performance of GRID Services such as Resource Brokers and GRID Schedulers.
  • Future Collaboration with UNIDO ( University of Dortmund )

Task 6.6 Model for Mapping and Scheduling of HPC Applications

  • UCY is currently on collaboration with UoM. UoM have developed heuristics and a simulator for scheduling workflows modelled as Directed Acyclic Graphs; heuristics take into account the structure of the relevant graph to optimize the makespan of the schedule. During this collaboration these heuristics are extended and modified in order to meet constraints of Deadline and Budget. The main goal is to produce scheduling heuristics that focus on the commercialisation of the Grid environment.

Scientific Collaboration
UCY has visited UoM for the period of 6 months, February 2005 - July 2005. Abstract description of the collaboration work is described in Task 6.6

WP6 Participants 
There 20 Research Centrers and Universities involved in WP6 out of the 42 participants in the whole CoreGrid project. These participants are the following:

CETIC, IPP-BAS, CNR-ISTI, CNRS, TUD , EPFL, FhG, FZJ, PSNC, SZTAKI, WWU-M√ľnster, UNICAL, UCY, UNIDO, UoM, HES-SO, UOW, UPC, ZIB