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GridWeaver: Exploring Automated Configuration and Management for Grid Computing Fabrics



GRID computing binds together computational resources from multiple organisations to facilitate resource sharing and collaborative research. Grid standards and protocols focus on describing the resources available and their current state, and providing mechanisms for accessing the resources in an organised and secure fashion.As we deploy larger and more diverse computational resources as part of Grids, there is an emerging need to be able to configure these resources: 1.correctly – to avoid errors in resource configuration; 2.flexibly – so that resources can be rapidly reconfigured for different purposes; 3.automatically – to reduce the labour-intensity of resource configuration, and to speed it up.Meeting this need has not been the focus of Grid research to date, however we believe that solving this problem will become increasingly important as Grid technologies become more widely deployed. This is the focus of the GridWeaver project. This project is also know as HPFabMan.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £275,000.00
Start Date: 01/08/2002
End Date: 31/07/2003
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
PIOther Members
Dr Mark Parsons
Mr Kostas Kavoussanakis
Mr Paul Anderson (Local)
Dr Peter Toft

Collaborating Organisations
EPCC (University of Edinburgh)
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)

Component(s) Project Develops
Fault Management
Grid Administration Services
Grid Computational Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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