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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

Editor(s): Buyya, R

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Fifth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: 421-426

ISSN: 1550-5510

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society


DOI: 10.1109/GRID.2004.24

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ISBN: 0769522564