Title: Performance- and economisation-oriented scheduling techniques for managing applications with QoS demands in grids

Authors: Ching-Hsien Hsu, Tai-Lung Chen

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu 30012, Taiwan, ROC. ' Institute of Engineering and Science, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu 30012, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: The development of high-speed network technology, coupled with ever increasingly enhanced computing power and storage capacities, have spawn a new distributed computing paradigm, grid computing. With the emergence of grid technologies, the problems of job scheduling and resource management in heterogeneous systems have been arousing attention. In this paper, we present performance- and economisation-oriented scheduling techniques for managing applications with Quality of Service (QoS) demands in grid. On the basis of the QoS Min-Min algorithm, two optimisation algorithms are proposed in this study. The experimental results show that the proposed techniques provide noticeable improvements in terms of performance and economy for grid applications with QoS demand.

Keywords: distributed computing; grid computing; QoS; quality of service; job scheduling; resource management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2010.032996

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.219 - 226

Available online: 06 May 2010 *

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