Publishing Persistent Grid Computations as WS Resources

TitlePublishing Persistent Grid Computations as WS Resources
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsThomas Heinis, Cesare Pautasso, Oliver Deak, and Gustavo Alonso
Conference Name1st IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (e-Science 2005)
Conference LocationMelbourne, Australia
Keywordsgrid computing, JOpera, scientific workflow management

Grid services can be composed into processes, providing a high level definition of the computations involved in terms of their data exchanges and control flow dependencies. We show how processes themselves can be efficiently published as Grid services by mapping the persistent state of the process executions to standard compliant interfaces as defined by the Web Services Resource Framework (WS-RF). Mapping processes to resources is a fundamental step to enable recursive Grid service composition, where composite Grid services are themselves published as services. This gives processes a standardized and wellunderstood interface that enables their management, monitoring, steering and adaptation. Additionally it eases their reusability and simplifies integration into existing Grid applications and portals. In order to determine the mapping’s overhead, we include the results of a comprehensive performance evaluation.

Citation Keyjopera:2005:escience
Refereed DesignationRefereed