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Server Allocation in Grid Systems with On/Off Sources

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joris Slegers, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Dr Nigel Thomas


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A system consisting of a number of servers, where demands of different types arrive in bursts (modelled by interrupted Poisson processes), is examined in the steady state. The problem is to decide how many servers to allocate to each job type, so as to minimize a cost function expressed in terms of average queue sizes. First, an exact analysis is provided for an isolated IP/M/N queue. The results are used to compute the optimal static server allocation policy. The latter is then compared to two heuristic policies which employ dynamic switching of servers from one queue to another (such switches take time and hence incur costs).

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Author(s): Slegers J, Mitrani I, Thomas N

Editor(s): Min, G., Di Martino, B,. Yang, L.T., Guo, M., Ruenger, G.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Frontiers of High Performance Computing and Networking - ISPA 2006 Workshops

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 897-906

Publisher: Springer-Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/11942634_91

Notes: Paper presented at International Workshop on Middleware Performance (WOMP 2006)

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540498605