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Department of Information Technology

Class IV IT A&B
Subject Code
Prepared By Arun Shalin L.V & Aiswarya Devi VJ
Time: 75 mins
Unit No. &
Lesson. No


Content List: Naming and Change Management Recommendations


Skills Addressed:
Reading, Questioning, Drawing mind map, Summarizing, Discussion, Drawing Diagrams,
Expressing orally and in writing.
3. Objectives:
1. To gain basic knowledge of OGSA
2. To gain the knowledge about Architecture, components and platform services in it

4. Lesson Links:
Concepts/ ideas/ formulae /definition/laws etc

5. Alpha Breathing : (1 Min)
The three steps for alpha breathing are
Breathe in
Breathe out
(Repeat the three steps for 8 times)
6. Evocation and In-depth teaching:( 35-40 mins)

The OGSA Platform Components
The job of the OGSA is to build on the grid service specification (Open Grid Service
Infrastructure, or OGSI) to define architectures and standards for a set of "core grid
services" that are essential components to every grid. We are assuming that these coregrid
service components must be present in every OGSA-based interoperable GridComputing
framework for the best quality of control features. the basic OGSA architectural
organization can be classified into five layers:

native platform services and transport mechanisms
OGSA hosting environment
OGSA transport and security
OGSA infrastructure (OGSI)
OGSA basic services (meta-OS and domain services)
The above defined OGSA layers form the foundation for new high-level management
applications and middleware Grid solutions and new class of Grid applications.
Native Platform Services and Transport Mechanisms
The native platforms form the concrete resource-hosting environment. These platform scan
be host resources specific to operating systems or hardware components, and then ative
resource managers manage them. The transport mechanisms use existing networking
services transport protocols and standards.
OGSA Hosting Environment
We will cover in subsequent chapters exactly how the standard interface definitions
defined by the grid service specification allows for two services/resources interoperating
together. These definitions do not, however, address the portability of services
implementations. Portability across hosting environments still needs to be addressed by
both grid communities and other hosting environments, including J2EE or .NET. These
communities are working together on this, and solutions will be forthcoming over the next
relatively short period of time.
ore Networking Services Transport and Security
An OGSA standard does not define the specific networking services transport, nor the
security mechanisms in the specification. Instead, it assumes use of the platform-specific
transport and security at the runtime instance of operation. In other words, these properties
are defined as service binding properties, and they are dynamically bound to the native
networking services transport and security systems at runtime.
OGSA Infrastructure
The grid service specification developed within the OGSI working group has defined the
essential building block for distributed systems. This specification provides a common set
of behaviors and interfaces to discover a service, create service instance, service lifecycle
management, and subscribe to and deliver respective notifications.
OGSA Basic Services
Some of the most notable and interesting basic services are as follows:
Common Management Model (CMM)
Service domains
Distributed data access and replication
Provisioning and resource management
Common distributed logging

7. Brain Activation: (2 mins)
Any one of the following activities like
Right brain activities
Solving puzzles
Brain GYM
Optical Illusions
Perpetual calendar recalling


Survey and Reading by students (18 mins.)

Joshy Joseph and Craig Fallenstein, Grid Computing, Pearson Education, New
Delhi, 2004.

The Grid Computing Technological Viewpoints 115
Open Grid Services Architecture OGSA 117
OGSA Architecture and Goal 118
Some Sample Use Cases that Drive the OGSA 121


Discussion: ( 9 mins)
The students will be asked to discuss the relevant topic among their team/other
team/Faculty. The students those who have not taken part will be noted and kindle them to
10. Mind Map: (8 mins)

11. Gazing/Rote memory: (1 mins)
A long and fixed look at the Mind map by the students before doing the presentation.

12. Summary: (9 mins)
We understand the roles of grid computing and Organizations developing Grid
standards and the Global Grid Forum in this chapter
13. Assessment: (5-10 mins)

1. ____________ that are essential components to every grid
a) business b) core grid services c) system d) company
2. The native platforms form the concrete resource-hosting ___________
a) infrastructures b) intra structure c) environment d) none
3. An _______standard does not define the specific networking services transport
a) OGSA b) OASA c) OGSQ d) none
4. _____to the native networking services transport and security systems at runtime
a) Bound b) Design
c) Collaboration d) all the above
5. OGSI working group has defined the essential building block for _____
a) distributed systems b) main frame c) pcs d) none
Two marks:
1. What are the major goals of OGSA?
2. What are the more specific goals of OGSA?
3. What are the main purposes of use cases defined by the OGSA group?
4. Name some representational use cases from OGSA architecture working group.
14. Learning outcomes:
The students can gain knowledge about the OGSA platforms, services and Environment
for hosting it.