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Resource discovery for distributed computing systems: A comprehensive survey

Barraca, JPB ; Zarrin, J. ; Aguiar, R.

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing Vol. 113, Nº March 2018, pp. 127 - 166, March, 2018.

ISSN (print): 0743-7315
ISSN (online): 1096-0848

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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.jpdc.2017.11.010

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Abstract
Large-scale distributed computing environments provide a vast amount of heterogeneous computing resources from different sources for resource sharing and distributed computing. Discovering appropriate resources in such environments is a challenge which involves several different subjects. In this paper, we provide an investigation on the current state of resource discovery protocols, mechanisms, and platforms for large-scale distributed environments, focusing on the design aspects. We classify all related aspects, general steps, and requirements to construct a novel resource discovery solution in three categories consisting of structures, methods, and issues. Accordingly, we review the literature, analyzing various aspects for each category.