Date Added: Mar 2010
Optical Grid networks allow many computing sites to share their resources by connecting them through high-speed links, providing a more efficient use of the resources and a timely response for incoming jobs. These jobs originate from users connected to each of the sites and, in contrast to traditional queueing networks, a particular job does not have to be processed in a predefined site. Furthermore, a job is always processed locally if there is an available local server. In this paper, the authors propose two different methods to approximate the performance of an optical Grid network with a ring topology.