Egg: An Extensible and Economics-Inspired Open Grid Computing Platform

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Title: Egg: An Extensible and Economics-Inspired Open Grid Computing Platform
Author: Brunelle, John A; Hurst, Peter; Huth, John; Kang, Laura; Ng, Chaki; Parkes, David C.; Seltzer, Margo I.; Shank, Jim; Youssef, Saul

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Citation: Brunelle, John, Peter Hurst, John Huth, Laura Kang, Chaki Ng, David C. Parkes, Margo Seltzer, Jim Shank, and Saul Youssef. 2006. Egg: An extensible and economics-inspired open grid computing platform. In GECON 2006: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Grid Economics and Business Models, Singapore, 16 May 2006, ed. H. Lee, and S. Miller. Singapore; Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.
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Abstract: The Egg project provides a vision and implementation of how heterogeneous computational requirements will be supported within a single grid and a compelling reason to explain why computational grids will thrive. Environment computing, which allows a user to specify properties that a compute environment must satisfy in order to support the user’s computation, provides a how. Economic principles, allowing resource owners, users, and other stakeholders to make value and policy statements, provides a why. The Egg project introduces a language for defining software environments (egg shell), a general type for grid objects (the cache), and a currency (the egg). The Egg platform resembles an economically driven Internetwide Unix system with egg shell playing the role of a scripting language and caches playing the role of a global file system, including an initial collection of devices.
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