Resource Scheduling in Grid Computing Networks to Maximize Business Value
6 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2006
Until very recently, grid computing was popular only in the research arena. However recent business reports suggest that enterprises are working towards implementing enterprise wide grids to share and utilize their vastly distributed computing resources. An important problem that arises in the area of grid computing is one of optimally assigning jobs to resources to achieve a business objective. In the grid computing area, however, such scheduling has mostly been done from the perspective of maximizing the utilization of hardware resources. As this form of computing proliferates, the business aspects of scheduling decisions in grid computing will become crucial for the overall success of the technology. In this paper, we discuss the grid scheduling problem from a business perspective and propose a heuristic-based real time solution technique.
Keywords: Distributed computing, Emerging Technologies, Integer programming, Heuristics.
JEL Classification: C61, D61
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