Title: Job scheduling in economic grid environments

Authors: Ahmad Al-Khasawneh, Mohammad Bsoul

Addresses: Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II Faculty of Information Technology, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa 13115, Jordan. ' Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II Faculty of Information Technology, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa 13115, Jordan

Abstract: Economic grid scheduling is one of the most challenging and needs to be considered for grid computing environment. Efficient use of resources for grid computing environment gives an incentive for resource providers to supply their resources. Users| jobs requirements are included in jobs| request to find the suitable resources to execute. Negotiations between users, brokers and resources started to decide the suitable time (deadline) and cost (price) to process the request. Tender/contract-net model is presented to enable negotiation between entities to maximise their performance. In this paper, a framework for economic grid scheduling using tendering is proposed. The framework entities such as users, brokers and resources employ tender/contract-net model to negotiate the prices and deadlines. The broker|s role is acting on behalf of users. During the negotiations, the entities aim to maximise their performance which is measured by a number of metrics.

Keywords: information technology; communication technology; ICT; grid computing; economic scheduling; framework; entities; users; resources; brokers; job scheduling; negotiation; prices; deadlines; tender/contract-net model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2010.032410

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2010 Vol.2 No.3, pp.220 - 227

Published online: 02 Apr 2010 *

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