The move towards web services in Grid computing requires mechanisms for services to maintain state. This is introduced by the Web Services Resource Framework which provides a basis for web services to access stateful resources. While this allows access to stateful resources, the web services themselves are not stateful. Currently, Grids require a lot of direct involvement of application developers, who are, in general, not computing specialists. The principles of autonomic computing introduce characteristics which are aimed at automatic improvement of computing systems and can be applied to the Grid. This paper addresses the principles of self healing and self configuration in a Grid environment and implements a service using the WSRF.NET framework to investigate the affect and applicability of the Web Services Resource Framework on these principles and improve the WSRF specification.
Field of Research
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified