Journal article

Cooperative and decentralized workflow scheduling in global grids

Mustafizur Rahman, Rajiv Ranjan, Rajkumar Buyya

FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ESCIENCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Existing Grid scheduling systems, such as e-Science workflow brokers operate in tandem but lack the notion of cooperation mechanism that can lead to efficient application schedules across distributed resources. Lack of coordination exacerbates the utilization of various resources including computing cycles and network bandwidth. Moreover, current brokering systems have evolved around centralized client/server or hierarchical models. The responsibilities of the key functionalities such as resource discovery are delegated to the centralized server machines. Centralized models have well-known drawbacks regarding scalability, single point of failure, and network congestion at links leading to th..

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