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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 1367-1378 (September 2007)

Lightweight Service-oriented Grid Application Toolkit*

Sungju Kwon, Jaeyoung Choi and Kumwon Cho+
School of Computing
Soongsil University
Seoul, 156-743, Korea
E-mail: {lithlife; choi}@ssu.ac.kr
+Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
Daejeon, 305-806, Korea
E-mail: ckw@kisti.re.kr

With the growing requirement of computational power and hardware resources, Grid has become the major role in several researches and business areas. With the advanced capabilities of mobile, lightweight, and thin devices, Grid computing has, recently, migrated to pervasive and utility computing. To address these problems, we designed and implemented an agent-based lightweight Grid application toolkit, which is called MAGE (Mobile Agent-based Grid Environment). It consists of several hierarchical layers with dynamically controllable agents for archiving isolation of dependency among communication, message interpretation, and actual jobs. Because an agent represents a service in MAGE, each element of application can be replaced with a new task without intervention of other tasks. In this paper, we will describe the design issues and advantages in using our system.

Keywords: service-oriented architecture, grid, reconfiguration, mobile agent, grid monitoring

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Received November 15, 2006; accepted February 15, 2007.
Communicated by Sung Shin and Tei-Wei Kuo.
*This work was supported by National e-Science Project, the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) in Korea.