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Between grids and networks: grid‐enabled network control planes

Belter, Bartosz and Binczewski, Artur and Carrozzo, Gino and Ciulli, Nicolla and Escalona, Eduard and Markidis, George and Nejabati, Reza and Simeonidou, Dimitra and Stroiński, Maciej and Tzanakaki, Anna and Zervas, Georgios (2008) 'Between grids and networks: grid‐enabled network control planes.' Campus-Wide Information Systems, 25 (5). pp. 273-286. ISSN 1065-0741

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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Purpose</jats:title><jats:p>This article seeks to introduce the concept of the Grid‐GMPLS control plane architecture with focus on new services, models, and interoperability issues of Grid‐GMPLS (G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS) and GMPLS control planes. The purpose of this activity is to design, implement and test extensions of the GMPLS Control Plane that can enable the paradigm of a G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS network.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Design/methodology/approach</jats:title><jats:p>The approach deploys extended GMPLS implementations aiming to facilitate bandwidth provisioning to Grid users.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Findings</jats:title><jats:p>G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS is a Network Control Plane architecture that implements the concept of Grid Network Services. GNS is a service that allows the provisioning of network and Grid resources in a single‐step through a set of integrated procedures. By providing a unified network/Grid infrastructure the control plane can adapt to the demands of applications having intensive requirements on both computational and network resources.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Research limitations/implications</jats:title><jats:p>The project delivers the prototype implementation of G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS. Consideration should be given to involving the vendors of the optical equipment in the development process to incorporate the project findings into their operating systems.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Practical implications</jats:title><jats:p>The G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS protocol stack has been designed to be compatible with the ASON/GMPLS architecture. This could lead to possible integration of Grids in the existing operational networks, by overcoming the current limitations of Grids running over dedicated networks with their own administrative procedures.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Originality/value</jats:title><jats:p>The paper provides the description of Grid Network Infrastructures with a common and transversal Control Plane approach based on G<jats:sup>2</jats:sup>MPLS, in which Grid resources and optical network resources are both controlled by the same Control Plane, seamlessly spanning the different Control and Management domains of the network.</jats:p></jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Customer satisfaction; Optical communication equipment; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 10:45
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 11:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3766

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