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Baur, T., Hanemann, A. (2006):

Towards a Generic Visualization of Grid Resources

There are sustainable approaches on visualization in Grid environments, but there are no generic approaches for the visualization of a Grid environment itself. This work introduces a generic model and a set of services with the target of resource visualization and respect to the needs of Grid monitoring. The specified services are orchestrated as a visualization pipeline which is able to transform raw data about resources in consistent graphical views of the resources, generated according to their interconnections and relations. To achieve this, information and presentation models are integrated in the pipeline in a way that allows an easy adaptation of graphical representations to local requirements. The necessary functionality of services to conduct the transformations is also outlined. Finally, deployment scenarios are mentioned and a prototypical implementation is presented.