Title: Dynamic resource allocation for joint grid user and provider optimisation in computational grid

Authors: Li Chunlin, Li Layuan

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, PRC. ' Department of Computer Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, PRC

Abstract: This paper is to solve optimal resource allocation in computational grid to optimise resource allocation for grid users and grid providers subject to various constraints. The grid user wants to get optimal benefits, at the same time, the grid provider adjusts the unit price in order to maximise revenue, which is measured as the sum of individual payments. The paper describes how the agents can be assigned proper utility functions to make a natural trade-off between money and resource. The paper proposes a grid resource pricing algorithm for allocating resources to grid users while maximising the revenue of grid providers.

Keywords: grid computing; joint optimisation; dynamic allocation; utility; resource allocation; grid users; grid providers; grid resource pricing; revenue; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2006.010769

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2006 Vol.26 No.4, pp.242 - 250

Published online: 30 Aug 2006 *

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