The Role of Overlay Services in a Self-Managing Framework for Dynamic Virtual Organizations
The authors combine and extend recent results in autonomic computing and structured peer-to-peer to build an infrastructure for constructing and managing dynamic virtual organizations. The paper focuses on the middle layer of the proposed infrastructure, in-between the Niche overlay system on the bottom, and an architecture based management system based on Jade on the top. The middle layer, the overlay services, are responsible for all sensing and actuation carried out by the VO management. They describe in detail the API of the resource and component overlay services both on the management node and the client node side.