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[ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: Grid/World Wide Computing Simulation tool [from Rajkumar Buyya]

>To: gbrain@listserv.vub.ac.be (Global Brain Discussion)
>From: Francis Heylighen <fheyligh@vub.ac.be>
>>Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:37:18 +1100
>>From: Rajkumar Buyya <rajkumar@mail.csse.monash.edu.au>
>>Reply-To: rajkumar@mail.csse.monash.edu.au
>>Organization: Monash University
>>Subject: Grid/World Wide Computing Simulation tool.
>>Dear Colleague:
>>We are pleased to announce the release of GridSim Toolkit along with source
>>code. It is available for download from the GridSim Project website:
>>     http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~rajkumar/gridsim/
>>     http://www.buyya.com/gridsim/
>>GridSim, a Java based discrete event simulation package, supports 
>>modeling and simulation
>>of heterogeneous parallel and distributed systems (such as SMPs, 
>>clusters, P2P?, and
>>Grids), users and applications. It enables design and performance 
>>evaluation of scheduling
>>algorithms and systems. The toolkit provides concurrent entities for 
>>creation of
>>application tasks, mapping of tasks to resources and their management. It 
>>has a number of
>>concurrent entities that extend GridSim class to represent Grid Resource, 
>>Grid Information
>>Service (GIS), Grid Statistics, etc. The users also create concurrent 
>>entities such as
>>multiple Grid Users and Resources by extending the GridSim class. All 
>>entities can
>>communicate using Send and Receive primitives. A sample implementation of 
>>a Grid Resource
>>Broker that simulates Nimrod-G like scheduler is included in the current 
>>software release.
>>For further details, please see our project website or contact us by email.
>>The toolkit will undergo continuos enhancement and we welcome your 
>>participation and
>>encourage you to become co-author of future versions of the software.
>>INVITATION: If you would like to become a member of the GridSim community 
>>and author
>>modules and involve in enhancement, please let us know.
>>We welcome your comments, suggestions, cooperation, and involvement in 
>>improving the
>>We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous 
>>new year.
>>Thank you very much.
>>Best wishes
>>The GridSim Team
>>Rajkumar Buyya
>>School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
>>Monash University, C5.41, Caulfield Campus
>>Melbourne, VIC 3145, Australia
>>Phone: +61-3-9903 1969 (office); +61-3-9571 3629 (home)
>>Fax: +61-3-9903 2863; eFax: +1-801-720-9272
>>Email: rajkumar@buyya.com | rajkumar@csse.monash.edu.au
>>URL: http://www.buyya.com | http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~rajkumar
>Francis Heylighen
>co-director Center "Leo Apostel"
>Free University of Brussels
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