Grid Resource Management with Service Level Agreements
The dissertation focuses on applying service level agreements (SLAs) in Grid systems for autonomous resource management. The basis of this approach is a SLA-based resource management infrastructure that incorporates a global infrastructure assisting SLA negotiation and a local inftrastructure for SLA enforcement and resource provisioning. Major issues towards the establishment of such an infrastructure are addressed, including the specification and management of SLAs, monitoring and prediction of application run time, effective scheduling of the execution of provisioned services, as well as the establishment of a global infrastructure that assists the establishment of SLAs with unknown services. In addition, a comprehensive environment is established to support the development, usage and management of Grid applications built on top of the infrastructure.