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Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems by Albert Y. Zomaya, Hamid Sarbazi-Azad

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Semantics-Based Resource Discovery in Large-Scale Grids

Juan Li, Samee U. Khan, and Nasir Ghani

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17.1 Introduction

The new generation of grids enables the sharing of a wide variety of resources, including hardware, software packages, knowledge information, licenses, specialized devices, and other grid services [1]. These resources are geographically distributed and owned by different organizations. The fact that users typically have little or no knowledge of the resources contributed by other participants in the grid poses a significant obstacle to their use. For this reason, resource discovery is a vital part of a grid system, and an efficient resource discovery infrastructure is crucial to make the distributed resource information available to users in a timely and reliable manner. However, resource discovery ...

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