Fingrid accounting and billing
For a commercial entity to entrust the Grid for its business operations either as a consumer or a provider of resources, mechanisms that would guarantee its interests need to be implemented. Especially resource usage tracking and billing. In this paper, we present our experience with designing and building an autonomic accounting and billing system for the Financial Grid (FinGrid). We used a service oriented architecture for FinGrid, we relied on open standards and recommendations for our accounting system and on knowledge representation and reasoning to model our billing infrastructure.
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