The Managed Computation and its Application to EGEE and OSG Requirements
An important model of Grid operation is one in which a virtual organization (VO) negotiates an allocation from a resource provider and then disperses that allocation across its members according to VO policy. Implementing this model requires the ability for a VO to deploy and operate its one resource management strategy. In this white paper, we argue that an approach in which VO management functions are mapped into the creation and operation of managed computations provides a simple yet flexible solution to the VO resource management problem in general, and EGEE's VO computation management problems in particular. We present the basic architectural framework, describe an initial implementation based on existing components and present performance results.