Tuscany is an umbrella name for a group of projects in the area of
service oriented architectures, with an emphasis on using economic
pressures to drive automated management decisions. Prato is a service
provider that offers dbms's-on-demand, setting them up in minutes, and
automatically handling design for, and execution of, failure recovery.
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redux. John Wilkes. Invited keynote for
Middleware 2006, Nov. 2006, Melbourne, Australia.
Explores how the widespread adoption of SOA has changed the view
of what it takes to bring applications into a utility computing world.
Includes a brief introduction to Tuscany and Prato.
Service contracts and aggregate utility functions. Alvin
AuYoung, Laura Grit, Janet Wiener, and John Wilkes. 15th IEEE
International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
(HPDC-15), pp. 119-131, June 2006, Paris, France.
What if you want to persuade a service provider to do the right
thing with collections of jobs, not just singletons. This paper
explores how economic rewards (as aggregate utility functions) help
achieve this goal.
services in an uncertain world. Florentina I. Popovici and
John Wilkes. Supercomputing'05 (SC|05), November 2005,
Most prior work on job-execution services assume that the service
owns its computers. What if it rents them instead? And what if the
estimates it's given of how many computers will be available in the
future is imprecise? This paper answers both questions.