Grid Market Directory (GMD)

Version 1.0 



The Grid Market Directory (GMD) enables Grid service providers to publish their services and related costs to the public, so that consumers can browse through Web browser or query by using SOAP, to find a suitable service meeting their requirements. The GMD is developed by the Gridbus Project, Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab., Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Australia. The work is partially supported through grants from  Sun Microsystems (USA), Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) (Melbourne, Australia) and The University of Melbourne (Australia).

The GMD includes:

Grid Market Directory Documentation

For architecture, APIs and installation documentations, refer to the following source:

List of Improvements

Improvements to be incorporated into future releases include:.

Software and License

The GMD software and documents are released as "open source" under the GPL license. Copyright The Gridbus Project, GRIDS Lab, The University of Melbourne, 2002.

Download GMD

Software Usage Examples

The GMD services have been utilized by the Gridbus resource broker for discovering Grid service (raw CPU or application service) prices. If you are planning to use, please let us know so that you can give a link to your project. 


For compability, install the following software:

Bug Reports and Feedback

For GMD bugs and feedback, please email to


This release is developed by


For additional information, please refer to the following websites:

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia