University of California, Irvine
The rising popularity of mobile applications and devices has brought about an enhanced interest in infrastructure support for mobile computing. This paper focused on the development of a mobile grid infrastructure called MAPGrid (Mobile APplications on Grids), where grid resources are exploited as proxies to enable advanced mobile applications. However, intermittent availability of grid resources presents challenges for data-intensive mobile applications. In this paper, the authors propose novel methodologies for placing mobile data on grid proxies. They introduce a notion of two-tier architecture for MAPGrid, where the upper tier captures grid related features and the lower tier represents features associated with mobile environments.