The SLAP main server which is in charge of service coordination receives from participating servers the number of computer paritions which are available, the type of resource which a party is ready provide, and request from parties for resources which are needed.
Each participating server is identified by a unique ID and runs a slap-server daemon. This daemon collects from the main server the installation tasks and does the installation of resources, then notifies the main server of completion whenever a resource is configured, installed and available.
* A - Action: an action which can happen to provide a resource or account its usage * CP - Computer Partition: provides a URL to Access a Cloud Resource * RI - Resource Item: describes a resource * CI - Contract Item: describes the contract to attach the DL to (This is unclear still) * R - Resource: describes a type of cloud resource (ex. MySQL Table) is published on slapgrid.org * DL - Delivery Line: Describes an action happening on a resource item on a computer partition * D - Delivery: groups multiple Delivery Lines