Network QoS for Grid Systems

Saleem Noel Bhatti, S.A. Sørensen, P. Clarke, J. Crowcroft

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Grid users may wish to have fine-grained control of quality of service (QoS) guarantees in a network in order to allow timely data transfer in a distributed application environment. We present a discussion of the issues and problems involved, with some critical analysis. We propose possible solutions by making reference to and analysing existing work. Also, we describe the mechanisms being proposed as part of a work-in-progress (being conducted by the authors) that uses a peer-to-peer approach to micro-manage network capacity allocations at the edge of the network, at end-sites, in a multi-domain scenario. Scheduling controllers at the end-sites are employed, which are subject to local administrative controls and have flexibility in resource allocation based on user requests for network capacity. We highlight the issues in scaling such systems to large numbers of users and the issues concerning the interfaces available to applications and end-users for accessing such services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-236
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003


  • quality of service (QoS)
  • grid
  • resource reservation


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