Economic co-allocation and advance reservation of network and computational resources in grids
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Lecture notes in computer science `
, p. 46-60
University of Antwerp
The introduction of economic principles allows Resource Management Systems (RMS) to better deal with conflicting user requirements by incorporating user valuations and externalities such as the usage cost of resources into the planning and scheduling logic. This allows economic RMSs to create more value for the participants than traditional system centric RMSs. It is important for an RMS to take the data requirements of an application into account during the planning phase. Traditional RMSs have been presented supporting co-allocation and advance reservation of both network and computational resources. However, to the best of our knowledge no economic RMSs proposed in the literature possesses these capabilities. In this paper we present ENARA, an economic RMS with advance reservation and co-allocation support for both network and computational resources. We will demonstrate that ENARA can significantly increase the user value compared to an online approach.