3rd International IEEE/Create-Net Workshop on Networks for Grid Applications

Research Article

End-to-End Bandwidth Allocation and Reservation for Grid applications

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/BROADNETS.2006.4374418,
        author={Charaka Palansuriya and Maarten B\'{y}chli and Kostas Kavoussanakis and Anand Patil and Chrysostomos Tziouvaras and Arthur Trew and Alan Simpson and Robert  Baxter},
        title={End-to-End Bandwidth Allocation and Reservation for Grid applications},
        proceedings={3rd International IEEE/Create-Net Workshop on Networks for Grid Applications},
  • Charaka Palansuriya
    Maarten Büchli
    Kostas Kavoussanakis
    Anand Patil
    Chrysostomos Tziouvaras
    Arthur Trew
    Alan Simpson
    Robert Baxter
    Year: 2006
    End-to-End Bandwidth Allocation and Reservation for Grid applications
    DOI: 10.1109/BROADNETS.2006.4374418
Charaka Palansuriya1,*, Maarten Büchli2,*, Kostas Kavoussanakis1,*, Anand Patil2,*, Chrysostomos Tziouvaras3,*, Arthur Trew1,*, Alan Simpson1,*, Robert Baxter1,*
  • 1: The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2: DANTE, UK
  • 3: The Greek Research and Technology Network - GRNet, GR
*Contact email: charaka@epcc.ed.ac.uk, maarten.buchl@dante.org.uk, kavousan@epcc.ed.ac.uk, anand.patil@dante.org.uk, tziou@grnet.gr, arthur@epcc.ed.ac.uk, ads@epcc.ed.ac.uk, rmb@epcc.ed.ac.uk


Production Grid infrastructure requires end-to- end guarantees on the Quality of Service from the underlying networks. In this paper, we present use cases for advance network resource reservation and then describe a multi-layered architecture that can support them. The architecture presents a single bandwidth broker, called BAR, which sits at the Grid layer. BAR not only provides a single point of access to Grid applications to reserve guaranteed end-to-end bandwidth, but also presents its interface in application terms (instead of networking terms). We expose two guaranteed bandwidth services: the Guaranteed Delivery File Transfer and Virtual Leased Line services. Integrated with the GEANT2 bandwidth on demand infrastructure, our bandwidth broker deals with multiple network domains, further insulating the applications from network concerns. We also define additional components required for an end-to-end reservation as well as the interfaces between the components. Our deployed prototype demonstrated the world's first software-based, inter-domain bandwidth reservations based on Premium IP.