Title: Pricing computational resources in a dynamic grid

Authors: Khalid Abdelkader, Jan Broeckhove

Addresses: Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Antwerp, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium. ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Antwerp, Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium

Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the pricing of resources in dynamic grids. Particularly, we investigate grid resource management based on a computational commodity market of CPU resources. The prices of these resources are determined based on achieving supply-and-demand equilibrium. This approach has been shown to work for small grids with a static fabric. Using simulations, we show that this approach can be extended to grids with thousands of resources and to grids with a dynamic fabric.

Keywords: computational commodity market; grid computing; grid economics; market-based resource management; resource pricing; simulation; dynamic grids.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2009.027648

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2009 Vol.1 No.3, pp.205 - 215

Published online: 05 Aug 2009 *

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