Journal article

Performance analysis of allocation policies for interGrid resource provisioning

Marcos Dias de Assuncao, Rajkumar Buyya



Several Grids have been established and used for varying science applications during the last years. Most of these Grids, however, work in isolation and with different utilisation levels. Previous work has introduced an architecture and a mechanism to enable resource sharing amongst Grids. It has demonstrated that there can be benefits for a Grid to offload requests or provide spare resources to another Grid. In this work, we address the problem of resource provisioning to Grid applications in multiple-Grid environments. The provisioning is carried out based on availability information obtained from queueing-based resource management systems deployed at the provider sites which are the parti..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank: the anonymous reviewers for their comments; Marco Netto, Sungjin Choi and Alexandre di Costanzo from the University of Melbourne for the technical discussions on the topic; Mukaddim Pathan for helping in improving the language and expression of a preliminary version of this paper. We are also grateful to Dr. Franck Cappello, Dr. Olivier Richard, Dr. Emmanuel Medernach and the Grid Workloads Archive group for making the Grid workload traces available. This work is supported by DEST and ARC Project grants. Marcos' PhD research is partially supported by National ICT Australia (NICTA).