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Introduction

The QCG-Broker is a successor of the Grid Resource Management System (GRMS) Project. QCG-Broker was designed to be an open-source meta-scheduling framework that allows developers to build and easily deploy resource management systems to control large-scale distributed computing infrastructures running queuing or batch systems locally. Based on dynamic resource selection, advance reservation and various scheduling methodologies, combined with feedback control architecture, QCG-Broker deals efficiently with various meta-scheduling challenges, e.g., co-allocation, load-balancing among clusters, remote job control, file staging support or job migration. The main goal of QCG-Broker was to manage the whole process of remote job submission and advance reservation to various batch queuing systems and subsequently to underlying clusters and computational resources. It has been designed as an independent core component for resource management processes which can take advantage of various low-level core and grid services and existing technologies, such as QCG-Computing or QCG-Notification, as well as various grid middleware services such as gLite, Globus or Unicore. Addressing various demanding computational needs of large-scale complex simulations, which in many cases can exceed capabilities of a single cluster, QCG-Broker can flexibly distribute and control applications onto many computing clusters or supercomputers on behalf of end users. Moreover, owing to some built-in metascheduling procedures it can optimize and run efficiently a wide range of applications while at the same time increasing the overall throughput of computing e-infrastructures. Advance reservation mechanisms are used to create, synchronize and simultaneously manage the co-allocation of computing resources located at different Administrative Domains. The XML-based job definition language Job Profile makes it relatively easy to specify the requirements of large-scale parallel applications together with the complex parallel communication topologies. Consequently, application developers and end users are able to run their experiments in parallel over multiple clusters as well to perform various benchmark-based experiments as alternative topologies are taken into account during meta-scheduling processes in QCG-Broker.

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