Dynamic virtual clusters in a grid site manager


Conference Paper

© 2003 IEEE. This paper presents new mechanisms for dynamic resource management in a cluster manager called Cluster-on-Demand (COD). COD allocates servers from a common pool to multiple virtual clusters (vclusters), with independently configured software environments, name spaces, user access controls, and network storage volumes. We present experiments using the popular Sun GridEngine batch scheduler to demonstrate that dynamic virtual clusters are an enabling abstraction for advanced resource management in computing utilities and grids. In particular, they support dynamic, policy-based cluster sharing between local users and hosted Grid services, resource reservation and adaptive provisioning, scavenging of the idle resources, and dynamic instantiation of Grid services. These goals are achieved in a direct and general way through a new set of fundamental cluster management functions, with minimal impact on the Grid middleware itself.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chase, JS; Irwin, DE; Grit, LE; Moore, JD; Sprenkle, SE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2003-January /

Start / End Page

  • 90 - 100

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1082-8907

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0769519652

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/HPDC.2003.1210019

Citation Source

  • Scopus