Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 7th International ICST Conference,TridentCom 2011, Shanghai, China, April 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Resource Description in Large Scale Heterogeneous Resource Federations

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_8,
        author={Sebastian Wahle and Christos Tranoris and Shane Fox and Thomas Magedanz},
        title={Resource Description in Large Scale Heterogeneous Resource Federations},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 7th International ICST Conference,TridentCom 2011, Shanghai, China, April 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Resource Adaptor Description Language RADL Teagle Panlab Resource Federation FIRE Testing Testbed Future Internet},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_8}
    }
    
  • Sebastian Wahle
    Christos Tranoris
    Shane Fox
    Thomas Magedanz
    Year: 2012
    Resource Description in Large Scale Heterogeneous Resource Federations
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_8
Sebastian Wahle1,*, Christos Tranoris2,*, Shane Fox3,*, Thomas Magedanz1,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • 2: University of Patras
  • 3: WIT
*Contact email: sebastian.wahle@fokus.fraunhofer.de, tranoris@ece.upatras.gr, sfox@tssg.org, thomas.magedanz@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

Resource Federations aim at providing access to information and communication technology (ICT) resources across the boundaries of administrative domains. This is of interest today as modern societies are concerned about ICT infrastructure energy consumption and need to improve the way ICT resources are provisioned and maintained. This paper describes a concept and prototype implementation for resource federations to overcome resource and implementation heterogeneity in order to allow easy resource provisioning and control. This is achieved by defining a Resource Adaptor Description Language (RADL) that allows Domain Managers and higher layer orchestration logic to control heterogeneous resources abstracting from programming languages and implementation paradigms. The prototype has been evaluated by deploying RADL within the Panlab federation. The paper summarizes our experiences and outlines the most important results.