Changes between Version 12 and Version 13 of components

06/14/11 11:18:46 (9 years ago)



  • components

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    1616For more information see [[|QCG-Computing Home Page]] 
     18= QCG-Notification = 
     19QCG-Notification is an open-source implementation of the family of WS-Notification standards (version 1.3). In the context of !QosCosGrid, it is used to extend features provided by QCG-Computing by adding standards-based synchronous and asynchronous notification features. QCG-Notification supports the topic-based publish/subscribe pattern for asynchronous message exchange among Web services and other entities, in particular services or clients that want to be integrated with !QosCosGrid. The main part of QCG-Notification is based on a highly efficient, extended version of the !NotificationBroker, managing all items participating in notification events. Today, QCG-Notification offers sophisticated notification capabilities, e.g., topic and message content notification filtering, pull-and-push styles of transporting messages. QCG-Notification has been integrated with a number of communication protocols as well as various Web services security mechanisms. The modular architecture of QCG-Notification makes it relatively straightforward to develop new extensions and plugins to meet new requirements. 
     21For more information see [[|QCG-Notification Home Page]] 
     23= QCG-Broker = 
     24The QCG-Broker is a successor of the Grid Resource Management System (GRMS) Project. QCG-Broker was designed to be an open-source meta-scheduling framework that allows developers to build and easily deploy resource management systems to control large-scale distributed computing infrastructures running queuing or batch systems locally. Based on dynamic resource selection, advance reservation and various scheduling methodologies, combined with feedback control architecture, QCG-Broker deals efficiently with various meta-scheduling challenges, e.g., co-allocation, load-balancing among clusters, remote job control, file staging support or job migration. The main goal of QCG-Broker was to manage the whole process of remote job submission and advance reservation to various batch queuing systems and subsequently to underlying clusters and computational resources. It has been designed as an independent core component for resource management processes which can take advantage of various low-level core and grid services and existing technologies, such as QCG-Computing or QCG-Notification, as well as various grid middleware services such as gLite, Globus or Unicore. Addressing various demanding computational needs of large-scale complex simulations, which in many cases can exceed capabilities of a single cluster, QCG-Broker can flexibly distribute and control applications onto many computing clusters or supercomputers on behalf of end users. Moreover, owing to some built-in metascheduling procedures it can optimize and run efficiently a wide range of applications while at the same time increasing the overall throughput of computing e-infrastructures. Advance reservation mechanisms are used to create, synchronize and simultaneously manage the co-allocation of computing resources located at different Administrative Domains. The XML-based job definition language Job Profile makes it relatively easy to specify the requirements of large-scale parallel applications together with the complex parallel communication topologies. Consequently, application developers and end users are able to run their experiments in parallel over multiple clusters as well to perform various benchmark-based experiments as alternative topologies are taken into account during meta-scheduling processes in QCG-Broker. 
     26For more information see [[|QCG-Broker Home Page]]