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Grid-Related Papers

The following papers should interest anyone who wants to learn more about Grid computing. Articles are generally available both in GNU zipped postscript (PS) and in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, for which a free reader is available.  

Papers are listed in reverse chronological order within five subject areas:

  1. Overview papers
  2. Software components
  3. Higher-level services and tools
  4. Applications
  5. Other Grid-related research

 

Overview Papers

The Physiology of the Grid: An Open Grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, J. Nick, S. Tuecke; January, 2002.
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The Anatomy of the Grid: Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. International J. Supercomputer Applications, 15(3), 2001.
Defines Grid computing and the associated research field, proposes a Grid architecture, and discusses the relationships between Grid technologies and other contemporary technologies.
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Data Management and Transfer in High-Performance Computational Grid Environments. W. Allcock, J. Bester, J. Bresnahan, A. Chervenak, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Meder, V. Nefedova, D. Quesnel, and S. Tuecke. Parallel Computing, 2001.
[Citation]

Protocols and Services for Distributed Data-Intensive Science. A. Chervenak, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. ACAT2000 Proceedings, pp. 161-163, 2000.
[Citation, PDF]

Computational Grids., I. Foster, C. Kesselman. Chapter 2 of "The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure", Morgan-Kaufman, 1999.
[Citation, PDF]

 

Software Components

UK Engineering Task Force: Global Toolkit Version 4 Middleware Evaluation. T. Harmer, A. Stell, D. McBride; UK and e-Science Technical Report Series, 2005.
[Citation, PDF]

Data Management and Transfer in High Performance Computational Grid Environments. W. Allcock, J. Bester, J. Bresnahan, A. Chernevak, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Meder, V. Nefedova, D. Quesnal, S. Tuecke; Parallel Computing, 2002.
[Citation, PDF]

Grid Service Specification. S. Tuecke, K. Czajkowski, I. Foster, J. Frey, S. Graham, C. Kesselman; February, 2002.
[Citation, PDF]

GridFTP Update January 2002. W. Allcock, J. Bresnahan, I. Foster, L. Liming, J. Link, P. Plaszczac. Technical Report.
[Citation, PDF]

A Community Authorization Service for Group Collaboration. L. Pearlman, V. Welch, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. Submitted to IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

Grid Information Services for Distributed Resource Sharing. K. Czajkowski, S. Fitzgerald, I. Foster, C. Kesselman. Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-10), IEEE Press, August 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

End-to-End Provision of Policy Information for Network QoS. V. Sander, W. A. Adamson, I. Foster, A. Roy. Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-10), IEEE Press, August 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

Secure, Efficient Data Transport and Replica Management for High-Performance Data-Intensive Computing. B. Allcock, J. Bester, J. Bresnahan, A. Chervenak, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Meder, V. Nefedova, D. Quesnel, S. Tuecke. IEEE Mass Storage Conference, 2001.
Presents the design and performance characteristics of two fundamental technologies for data management.
[Citation, PDF]

A National-Scale Authentication Infrastructure. R. Butler, D. Engert, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke, J. Volmer, V. Welch. IEEE Computer, 33(12):60-66, 2000.
Describes our experience designing, developing, and deploying the Grid Security Infrastructure.
[Citation, PDF]

The Data Grid: Towards an Architecture for the Distributed Management and Analysis of Large Scientific Datasets. W. Allcock, A. Chervenak, I. Foster, C. Kesselman, C. Salisbury, S. Tuecke. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 23:187-200, 2001.
[Citation, PS, PDF]

QoS as Middleware: Bandwidth Reservation System Design. G. Hoo, W. Johnston, I. Foster, A. Roy. Proc.of the 8th IEEE Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, pp. 345-346, 1999.
[Citation, PS, PDF).

Grid Infrastructure to Support Science Portals for Large Scale Instruments. G. von Laszewski, I. Foster. Proc. of the Workshop Distributed Computing on the Web (DCW), 1999.
Describes our experience developing web-based portals for collaborative use of instrumentation.
[Citation, PS]

Usage of LDAP in Globus. I. Foster, G. von Laszewski.
This short note describes the use of LDAP in the Globus toolkit. It answers three questions: What is LDAP? Where is it used? and Why is it used in Globus?
[Citation, PS, PDF]

 

Higher-Level Services and Tools

Condor-G: A Computation Management Agent for Multi-Institutional Grids. J. Frey, T. Tannenbaum, M. Livny, I. Foster, S. Tuecke. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-10), IEEE Press, August 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

File and Object Replication in Data Grids. H. Stockinger, A. Samar, B. Allcock, I. Foster, K. Holtman, B. Tierney. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-10), IEEE Press, August 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

An Online Credential Repository for the Grid: MyProxy. J. Novotny, S. Tuecke, V. Welch. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-10), IEEE Press, August 2001.
[Citation, PDF, PS]

Replica Selection in the Globus Data Grid. S. Vazhkudai, S. Tuecke, I. Foster. Proceedings of the First IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID 2001), pp. 106-113, IEEE Computer Society Press, May 2001.
Discusses a high-level replica selection service that uses information regarding replica location and user preferences to guide selection from among storage replica alternatives.
[Citation, PDF]

 

Applications

Locating Data in (Small-World?) Peer-to-Peer Scientific Collaborations. I. Foster, A. Iamnitchi, and M. Ripeanu. Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March, 2002.
[Citation, PDF]

Improving Data Availability through Dynamic Model-Driven Replication in Large Peer-to-Peer Communities. I. Foster, A. Iamnitchi, and K. Ranganathan. Global and Peer-to-Peer Computing on Large Scale Distributed Systems Workshop, Berlin, May, 2002.
[Citation, PS]

High-Performance Remote Access to Climate Simulation Data: A Challenge Problem for Data Grid Technologies. B. Allcock, I. Foster, V. Nefedova, A. Chervenak, E. Deelman, C. Kesselman, J. Leigh, A. Sim, A. Shoshani, B. Drach, D. Williams. SC 2001, November 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

A High-Throughput X-ray Microtomography System at the Advanced Photon Source. Y. Wang, F. De Carlo, D. C. Mancini, I. McNulty, B. Tieman, J. Bresnahan, I. Foster, J. Insley, P. Lane, G. von Laszewski, C. Kesselman, M. Su, and M. Thiebaux. Review of Scientific Instruments, April 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

Using CORBA and Globus to Coordinate Multidisciplinary Aeroscience Applications. I. Lopez, G.J. Follen, R. Gutierrez, I. Foster, B. Ginsburg, O. Larsson, and S. Tuecke. Proceedings of the NASA HPCC/CAS Workshop, February 15-17, 2000.
[Citation, HTML]

A Review of Tele-Immersive Applications in the CAVE Research Network. J. Leigh, A. Johnson, T. DeFanti, M. Brown, M. Ali, S. Bailey, A. Banerjee, P. Benerjee, J. Chen, K. Curry, J. Curtis, F. Dech, B. Dodds, I. Foster, S. Graser, K. Ganeshan, D. Glen, R. Grossman, R. Heiland, J. Hicks, A. Hudson, T. Imai, M. Khan, A. Kapoor, R. Kenyon, J. Kelso, R. Kriz, C. Lascara, X. Liu, Y. Lin, T. Mason, A. Millman, K. Nobuyuki, K. Park, B. Parod, P. Rajlich, M. Rasmussen, M. Rawlings, D. Robertson, S. Thongrong, R. Stein, K. Swartz, S. Tuecke, H. Wallach, H. Wong, G. Wheless. Proceedings of the IEEE Virtuality Reality 2000 International Conference (VR 2000), 1999.
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Distance Visualization: Data Exploration on the Grid. I. Foster, J. Insley, G. vonLaszewski, C. Kesselman, M. Thiebaux. IEEE Computer Magazine, 32 (12):36-43, 1999).
[Citation]

Resource Co-Allocation in Computational Grids. K. Czajkowski, I. Foster, and C. Kesselman. Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-8), pp. 219-228, 1999.
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Multivariate Geographic Clustering in a Metacomputing Environment Using Globus. G. Mahinthakumar, F.M. Hoffman, W.W. Hargrove, N. Karonis. Proc. SuperComputing 99, November 1999.
[Citation, PS]

 

Other Grid-Related Research

Predicting the Performance of Wide Area Data Transfers. S. Vazhkudai, J.M. Schopf, I. Foster. To appear in 16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2002), April 2002.
[Citation, PDF, MSWord]

Multi-Paradigm Communications in Java for Grid Computing. Vladimir Getov, Gregor von Laszewski, Michael Philippsen, and Ian Foster. To appear in ACM Communications, October 2001.
[Citation, PDF]

Scheduling with Advanced Reservations. W. Smith, I. Foster, V. Taylor. Proceedings of the IPDPS Conference, May 2000.
[Citation, PS, PDF]

Predicting Application Run Times Using Historical Information. W. Smith, I. Foster, V. Taylor. Proc. IPPS/SPDP '98 Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing, 1998.
Describes techniques for predicting application run times.
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Using Run-Time Predictions to Estimate Queue Wait Times and Improve Scheduler Performance. W. Smith, V. Taylor, I Foster. Proceedings of the IPPS/SPDP '99 Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing, 1999.
[Citation, PS, PDF]


 

 

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