Kyle Chard

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Biography

Kyle is a PhD student in the Distributed Systems Research Group (DSRG) in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Kyle's research is focused on designing an architecture for a Virtual Organization (VO) based distributed economic meta-scheduler in which members of the VO collaboratively allocate Grid resources.

Research

Efficient resource allocation is difficult in large scale Grids due to the inherent lack of centralised control. Local resource managers govern access to a pool of resources within a single administrative domain but have only a local view of the grid and are unable to collaborate when allocating jobs. Client-side meta-schedulers act as high level entities able to submit jobs to multiple local resource managers, however they are typically deployed on a per-client basis and are concerned with only their local allocations, essentially they compete against each other. Kyle's research is focused on creating an architecture for a Virtual Organization (VO) based distributed economic meta-scheduler in which members of the VO collaboratively allocate Grid resources. These contributed services are in effect membership 'dues' and are used in the running of the VO's operations - allocation, advertising, management, etc. This architecture makes use of an auction plug-in mechanism to support arbitrary auction protocols which allows users to choose protocols depending on specific requirements and infrastructural availability. Our initial prototype is implemented as a collection of standard distributed WSRF Web Services and includes a distributed implementation of a secure combinatorial Garbled Circuit protocol.

Publications

  • K. Chard, S. Caton, O. Rana, and K. Bubendorfer, "Social Cloud: Cloud Computing in Social Networks", in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), Miami, USA, 2010.
  • K. Chard, K. Bubendorfer, and P. Komisarczuk, "High Occupancy Resource Allocation for Grid and Cloud Systems, a study with DRIVE", in Proceedins of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), Chicago, USA, 2010.
  • K. Chard, W. Tan, J. Boverhof, R. Madduri, and I. Foster, "Wrap Scientific Applications as WSRF Grid Services using gRAVI," in IEEE 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Los Angeles, USA, 2009.
  • W. Tan, K. Chard, D. Sulakhe, R. Madduri, I. Foster, S. Soiland-Reyes, and C. Goble, "Scientific workflows as services in caGrid: a Taverna and gRAVI approach," in IEEE 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Los Angeles, USA, 2009.
  • K. Chard, "Using Secure Auctions to Build a Distributed Meta-scheduler for the Gird," in Market Oriented Grid and Utility Computing, R. Buyya and K. Bubendorfer, Eds. New York, USA: Wiley Press, 2009.
  • K. Chard, C. Onyuksel, W. Tan, D. Sulakhe, R. Madduri, and I. Foster, "Build Grid Enabled Scientific Workflows using gRAVI and Taverna," in SWBES08: Challenging Issues in Workflow Applications Workshop, eScience08, Indianapolis, USA,2008.
  • K.Chard and K. Bubendorfer. "A Distributed Economic Meta-scheduler for the Grid". In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CC GRID 2008). Lyon, France. 2008.
  • K. Chard. Use Web services to access WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition, IBM DeveloperWorks, September 1 2005
  • K. Bubendorfer, P. Komisarczuk, K. Chard and Ankur Desai. Fine Grained Resource Reservation and Management in Grid Economies. In the proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications (GCA'05), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 2005.
  • K. Bubendorfer, P. Komisarczuk and K. Chard. Efficient Dynamic Resource Specifications. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'05), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 9-13, 2005.
  • P. Komisarczuk, K. Bubendorfer and K. Chard. Enabling Virtual Organisations in Mobile Networks, IEE 3G2004 Conference, London, October 18-20 2004.