Towards Formal Interaction-Based Models of Grid Computing Infrastructures

Carlos Alberto Ramírez Restrepo
Jorge A. Pérez
Jesús Aranda
Juan Francisco Díaz-Frias

Grid computing (GC) systems are large-scale virtual machines, built upon a massive pool of resources (processing time, storage, software) that often span multiple distributed domains. Concurrent users interact with the grid by adding new tasks; the grid is expected to assign resources to tasks in a fair, trustworthy way. These distinctive features of GC systems make their specification and verification a challenging issue. Although prior works have proposed formal approaches to the specification of GC systems, a precise account of the interaction model which underlies resource sharing has not been yet proposed. In this paper, we describe ongoing work aimed at filling in this gap. Our approach relies on (higher-order) process calculi: these core languages for concurrency offer a compositional framework in which GC systems can be precisely described and potentially reasoned about.

In Mauricio Ayala-Rincón, Eduardo Bonelli and Ian Mackie: Proceedings 9th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (DCM 2013), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 August 2013, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 144, pp. 57–72.
Published: 30th March 2014.

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