January 29 - February 2, 2007
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
|Wednesday, January 31|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
Second Workshop on Reliability and Robustness in Grid Computing Systems (1/2)
Chris Dabrowski and Geoff Fox
Grid computing systems based on emerging Web Service and Grid standards will need to achieve levels of reliability and robustness necessary for enterprise applications in industry and science. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and engineers whose organizations are actively addressing these concerns to share experiences and to describe their research in order to facilitate better understanding of grid reliability issues and requirements.
This workshop will seek to bring together researchers and engineers working on reliability and robustness issues in computing grids in order to facilitate better understanding of requirements for reliability of Grid systems. Two considerations will merit special attention. First, the scale of grid computing systems is expected to grow dramatically as grid technology transitions to industrial use. Second, operational grid systems are likely to be subjected to volatile and uncertain conditions that potentially endanger or severely degrade their effectiveness in everyday use. An important focus of this workshop will be on how web-service and grid standards currently being developed can enable large-scale grids to detect and overcome failures to provide a level of reliability and robustness needed for industrial and scientific purposes. The workshop will address techniques and mechanisms employed by, or being considered for, current grid systems to respond to adverse circumstances to ensure system reliability and robustness. These include, but are not limited to, Grid FTP, grid monitoring services, grid replication services, checkpointing and recovery services, autonomic computing services impacting grid system reliability, as well as mechanisms for maintaining consistent system and component states through time. Of special interest is the relationship of these mechanisms to, and interactions with, specifications being developed within OGF and related organizations for grid infrastructure management, grid information management, grid middleware services, and dynamic service composition.
I. Presentations by Participants
II. Discussion (and possible panel)