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Dynamic Allocation of Servers in a Grid Hosting Environment

Lookup NU author(s): Charles Kubicek, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Dr Jennie Palmer, Robert Smith



A grid hosting environment is described, where servers may be reconfigured dynamically from one type of work to another in response to changes in demand. The problem of carrying out these reconfigurations in the most efficient manner is addressed by means of stochastic modelling and optimization. A heuristic policy which is close to optimal over a wide range of parameters is introduced. A prototype system based on existing resource management software has been developed to demonstrate the concepts described.

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Author(s): Fisher M, Kubicek C, McKee P, Mitrani I, Palmer J, Smith R

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2004

Pages: 7

Print publication date: 01/06/2004

Source Publication Date: June 2004

Report Number: 845

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne