|Re: [geclipse-dev] Management of Grid Resources..... [message #570679]
||Fri, 16 November 2007 07:26
| Harald Kornmayer
Registered: July 2009
Hi Mark, hi Cosmos Team, hi all |
On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 18:12 -0500, Mark D Weitzel wrote:
> Greetings gEclipse Team....
> I was recently working on some submissions for Eclipse Con for our
> COSMOS project. I came across your entry
> ( https://eclipsecon.greenmeetingsystems.com/submissions/view/ 99).
> I noticed the bullet point about "Managing grid resources" and was
> wondering if there is potential synergy with COSMOS.
I think we had some discussions last year already at the EclipseSummit
Europe, but I might be totally wrong...
If there is a potential for synergies, it would be great to evaluate and
The goal of g-Eclipse is to deliver a general platform for existing
Grids indepedent of the underlying Grid middleware. So we did not limit
ourselves to WSRF compliant Grids. Therefore our approach is a little
bit wider. But anyhow, I agree that the use of emerging standards (like
WSRF and WS-DM) can help in this context.
> The main focus of the COSMOS project is standards based systems
> management. Many of the constructs that we use expose themselves as
> WSDM resources. It's been some time since I followed the grid work,
> but I thought at one point, some of the Grid work leveraged the
> WS-Resource Framework, which is a prerequisite for WSDM. If this is
> the case, and the grid resource you create are WS-Resources, then, *in
> theory* COSMOS should be able to manage them. If not, maybe there is
> some "low hanging fruit" that would quickly enable COSMOS to work with
So up to now, WSRF was not in our implementation plan, but now, we
started with the prove of the middleware independence of our framework
with a second middleware (called GRIA (www.gria.org)). And this
middleware is following the WSRF guidelines/standards. So there might be
a opportunity for the collaboration in the future.
About "low hanging fruits": Well, perhaps you had a look to the webinar
of g-Eclipse ( http://live.eclipse.org/node/354 ). There you can get the
first impression about our framework.
Does the COSMOS project has something similar?
> I'm just thinking out loud so please let me know your thoughts when
> you get a chance....
Good thought you had. Luckily, I was able to hear them over the
atlantic. Loud enough! :-))
So yes, let's start to evaluate what we can do together!
I hope to have a closer look to COSMOS over the weekend!
Dr. Harald Kornmayer
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