Grid Network Service-Web Services Interface Version 2 Achieving Scalable Reservation of Network Resources Across Multiple Network Domains via Management Plane

Yukio TSUKISHIMA  Michiaki HAYASHI  Tomohiro KUDOH  Akira HIRANO  Takahiro MIYAMOTO  Atsuko TAKEFUSA  Atsushi TANIGUCHI  Shuichi OKAMOTO  Hidemoto NAKADA  Yasunori SAMESHIMA  Hideaki TANAKA  Fumihiro OKAZAKI  Masahiko JINNO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.10   pp.2696-2705
Publication Date: 2010/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2696
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
grid,  multiple international domains,  resource reservation,  Web services interface,  

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Platforms of hosting services are expected to provide a virtual private computing infrastructure with guaranteed levels of performance to support each reservation request sent by a client. To enhance the performance of the computing infrastructure in responding to reservation requests, the platforms are required to reserve, coordinate, and control globally distributed computing and network resources across multiple domains. This paper proposes Grid Network Service -- Web Services Interface version 2 (GNS-WSI2). GNS-WSI2 is a resource-reservation messaging protocol that establishes a client-server relationship. A server is a kind of management system in the management plane, and it allocates available network resources within its own domain in response to each reservation request from a client. GNS-WSI2 has the ability to reserve network resources rapidly and reliably over multiple network domains. This paper also presents the results of feasibility tests on a transpacific testbed that validate GNS-WSI2 in terms of the scalable reservation of network resources over multiple network domains. In the tests, two computing infrastructures over multiple network domains are dynamically provided for scientific computing and remote-visualization applications. The applications are successfully executed on the provided infrastructures.