2nd IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on
Autonomic Grid Networking and Management (AGNM 2006)
Autonomic Grid Computing (AGC) deals with self-managing and self-adapting parallel and distributed computing and associated data management on a distributed and parallel Grid of computational machines (PCs, servers, supercomputers, clusters) and storage systems.
Grid computing is performed with the support of two major infrastructure components: 1) a Grid middleware, such as Globus or UNICORE, which provides advanced services and supports Grid resource management, and 2) a fabric layer, which comprises the underlying systems, such as computers, operating systems, and storage systems. A fabric layer component of particular importance is the network since all distributed services rely on the capabilities of the interconnecting network.
This one-day workshop offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences on problems, challenges, solutions and potential future research and development issues in this new field of Autonomic Grid Networking and Management. In addition to paper presentations, the workshop provides an intimate setting for discussion and debate through panels and group work.