Performance Evaluation of the Flow-Aware Networking (FAN) Architecture Under Grid Environment
Grid networks have captured a lot of attention in recent years because of their potential to generate new applications thanks to network, computing and storage resources virtualization. Quality of Service (QoS) is a key issue for Grid services provisioning. Current Grid services are provided on multi service networks such as the Internet. Thus, QoS architectures originally developed for the Internet such as DiffServ (DS) have been tested in Grid environment. Since Grid network services based on Internet networks will be developed in the next years, the authors propose in this paper to investigate the potentialities of an innovative Internet QoS architecture known as Flow-Aware Networking (FAN).