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A practical example of convergence of P2P and grid computing: an evaluation of JXTA's communication performance on grid networking infrastructures

Gabriel Antoniu 1 Mathieu Jan 2, 3 David Noblet 4
1 PARIS - Programming distributed parallel systems for large scale numerical simulation
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
3 GRAND-LARGE - Global parallel and distributed computing
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : As the size of today's grid computing platforms increases, the need for self-organization and dynamic reconfiguration becomes more and more important. In this context, the convergence of grid computing and peer-to-peer (P2P) computing seems natural. However, grid infrastructures are generally available as a hierarchical federation of SAN-based clusters interconnected by high-bandwidth WANs. In contrast, P2P systems usually run on the Internet, on top of random, generally flat network topologies. This difference may lead to the legitimate question of how adequate are the P2P communication mechanisms on hierarchical grid infrastructures. Answering this question is important, since it is essential to efficiently exploit the particular features of grid networking topologies in order to meet the constraints of scientific applications. This paper evaluates the communication performance of the JXTA P2P platform over high-performance SANs and WANs, for both J2SE and C bindings. We discuss these results, then we propose and evaluate several techniques able to improve the JXTA's performance on such grid networking infrastructures.
keyword : JXTA PEER-TO-PEER
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Gabriel Antoniu, Mathieu Jan, David Noblet. A practical example of convergence of P2P and grid computing: an evaluation of JXTA's communication performance on grid networking infrastructures. Proc. 3rd Int. Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing (JavaPDC '08), Apr 2008, Miami, United States. pp.104, ⟨10.1109/IPDPS.2008.4536338⟩. ⟨inria-00447930⟩

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