High Performance Component-based Digital Library




This project aimed to develop strategies for scaling up the service components (based on original ODL components) using cluster computing. Components were modified and inserted into a lightweight framework that supported migration to idle machines or replication to meet service demands. This showed the minimum set of services necessary to support such functionality - in contrast to commodity grid installations.

Team Members

Muammar Omar, hussein


Muammar Omar, and H. Suleman (2006). "Component-based digital library scalability using cluster computing", in P. A. van Brakel (ed): Proceedings of 8th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, 5-8 September, Bloemfontein, Cape Peninsula of Technology, pp. 1-18. ISBN: 978-0-620-37309-8. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000324/01/Component-based_Digital_Library_scalability_using_Cluster_Computing.pdf

Suleman, H., Kevin Feng, Siyabonga Mhlongo and Muammar Omar (2005). "Flexing Digital Library Systems", in E. A. Fox, E. J. Neuhold, P. Premsmit and V. Wuwongse (eds): Proceedings of ICADL 2005, 12-15 December, Bangkok, Thailand, Springer-Verlag, pp. 33-37. ISSN: 0302-9743. ISBN 3-540-30850-4. Available http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/archive/00000277/01/icadl_2005_paper_revised.pdf

Suleman, H., Christopher Parker and Muammar Omar (2008), Lightweight Component-Based Scalability, International Journal on Digital Libraries, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 115-128, Springer.