ARGON: Reservation in Grid-enabled Networks
Grid computing offers heterogeneous and distributed resources to scientific communities. Apparently, networks connecting these resources can also be considered as Grid resources. This paper presents ARGON, a system that integrates metro and wide area networks into Grid environments by providing advance reservations and guaranteed network services. Here, single-domain as well as multidomain network environments are considered. A major objective is to support metaschedulers in the planning of workflows for e-science applications with demanding network requirements.
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