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  • Rajkumar Buyya
    ... The Gridbus Project to Release GriSim 2.2 Software ************************************************** The open source Gridbus Project, led by the Grid
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      The Gridbus Project to Release GriSim 2.2 Software
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      The open source Gridbus Project, led by the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS)
      Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia, is pleased to release the
      next-version of Grid simulation software, the GridSim 2.2 toolkit.

      The new version of GridSim includes substantial improvements:
      - adds new functionalities regarding to Job or Gridlet migration.
      New methods in GridSim class are
      * gridletCancel(): cancels a Gridlet executed in a GridResource
      * gridletMove(): moves a Gridlet to a different GridResource
      * gridletPause(): pauses an executed Gridlet
      * gridletResume(): resumes a previously paused Gridlet
      * gridletStatus(): queries the status of a Gridlet

      - each Job or Gridlet has its own activity log or history.
      Therefore, you can view where this Gridlet being assigned to and
      how long the execution takes.

      - decouples both Time-Shared and Space-Shared allocation policy
      from inside GridResource class into separate classes. This way,
      new allocation policy can be made and integrated into the GridSim
      Toolkit easily without the need to recompile and reconstruct
      the whole package.

      - rewritten Time-Shared and Space-Shared allocation policy to
      incorporate Gridlet migration and new functionalities.

      - uses the new version of SimJava, i.e. version 2 instead of 1.2
      - fix minor bugs

      All components developed as part of the GridSim Toolkit are released as open source under
      the GPL license to encourage innovation and pass full freedom to our users.

      The early version of our GridSim toolkit has been used and downloaded by several academic
      and commercial organizations around the world, including: California Institute of
      Technology, Argonne National Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Manchester
      University, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), National University of
      Singapore, Tsinghua University, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Sun Microsystems,
      IBM, Unisys, HP, British Telecom, and EMC Corporation.

      The GridSim software has been used for modeling and simulating many interesting systems.
      For example, one of the users from Unisys is exploring its use in data center modeling.
      Our own usages include simulating an economic Grid scheduler in a competitive economy
      model; and for an economy-based cluster scheduler.

      The contributors to the GridSim software - both early and new versions - are:

      For the GridSim base platform (and also broker):

      Anthony Sulistio, GRIDS Lab (University of Melbourne)
      Rajkumar Buyya, GRIDS Lab (University of Melbourne)
      Manzur Murshed, GSCIT (Monash University)

      For the GridSim visual modeler:

      Anthony Sulistio, GRIDS Lab (University of Melbourne)
      Chee Shin Yeo, GRIDS Lab (University of Melbourne)

      To download the GridSim software, please visit the Gridbus Project website:
      http://www.gridbus.org/gridsim. The GridSim 2.2 Toolkit Release notes can be found at:
      http://www.gridbus.org/gridsim/gridsim2.2. We hope that the users of GridSim will find
      this new version useful. If you need any specific clarification on the Gridbus Project or
      the GridSim Toolkit, please contact the developers.

      The GridSim members are currently working on next-generation GridSim that supports
      simulation infrastructure for Advance Resource Reservation. The next version is estimated
      to be released in March 2004!

      About the GRIDS Lab and Gridbus Project

      The Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Laboratory is a software research and
      development group within the Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the
      University of Melbourne, Australia. The Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Research
      Group is one of the five research groups in the department. The University of Melbourne is
      Australia's leading research based university, with an international profile through its
      reputation for scholarship and teaching. The members of GRIDS Lab and PDC research group
      are actively engaged in the design and development of next generation computing systems
      and applications. The GRIDS lab is working towards realizing this vision through its
      flagship project called Gridbus.

      The Gridbus project, in collaboration with leading researchers around the world, is
      developing fundamental open-source technologies for service-oriented Grid and utility
      computing. They include Economic Grid Scheduler, Cluster Scheduler (Libra), Grid modeling
      and simulation (GridSim), Data Grid broker, GridBank, G-monitor, Gridscape, and visual
      tools for workflow management and composition of distributed applications from legacy
      software components. The Gridbus scheduling system aggregates or leases of services of
      distributed resources depending on their availability, capability, performance, cost, and
      users' quality-of-service requirements. The Gridbus technology development is driven by
      requirements of various application domains such as Drug Design, High Energy Physics,
      Brain Activity Analysis, and Natural Language Engineering. The World Wide Grid (WWG)
      testbed used in the research contains resources from organizations around the globe.

      The research and development activities of GRIDS lab and Gridbus project are sponsored by
      Sun Microsystems, California, USA; Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing,
      University of Melbourne, IBM (recently for Belle Analysis Data Grid Testbed), and
      Australian Government. The Gridbus Project welcomes collaboration opportunities from
      individuals, groups, communities, or companies around the world.

      About the authors of GridSim 2.2:

      * Anthony Sulistio is a doctoral candidate at the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems
      (GRIDS) Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the
      University of Melbourne. His current research revolves around Grid Simulation
      infrastructure for the design and evaluation of advanced reservation of resources and grid
      economy.

      * Rajkumar Buyya is Program Leader/Director of the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems
      (GRIDS) Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the
      University of Melbourne. He is also co-chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Task Force on
      Cluster Computing. He edited the two-volume High Performance Cluster Computing:
      Architectures and Systems (Prentice Hall, 1999), as well as High Performance Mass Storage
      and Parallel I/O: Technologies and Applications (With Tony Cortes and Hai Jin. John Wiley
      and Sons, 2001.) Raj can be contacted via his Web site, http://www.buyya.com
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