Australian Computer Society
Clouds refer to computational resources (in particular, clusters) that are accessible as scalable, on demand, pay-as-the user-go services provided in the internet. However, clouds are in their infancy and lack a high level abstraction. Specifically, there is no effective discovery and selection service for clusters and offer little to no ease of use for clients. Here the authors show a technology that exposes clusters as web services in the form of a cluster as a service for publishing via WSDL, discovering, selecting and using clusters.