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Grid is a distributed high performance computing paradigm that offers various types of resources (like computing, storage, communication) to resource-intensive user tasks. These tasks are scheduled to allocate available Grid resources efficiently to achieve high system throughput and to satisfy user requirements. The task scheduling problem has become more(More)
Embedded applications can be structured in terms of mobile agents that are flexibly installed on available nodes. In wireless systems, such nodes typically have limited battery and memory resources; therefore it is important to place agents judiciously. In this paper we tackle the problem of placing a newcomer agent in such a system. The problem has two(More)
In a cloud computing paradigm, energy efficient allocation of different virtualized ICT resources (servers, storage disks, and networks, and the like) is a complex problem due to the presence of heterogeneous application (e.g., content delivery networks, MapReduce, web applications, and the like) workloads having contentious allocation requirements in terms(More)
Recent embedded middleware initiatives enable the structuring of an application as a set of collaborating agents deployed in the various sensing/actuating entities of the system. Of particular importance is the incurred cost due to agent communication which in terms depends on agent positions in the system. In this paper we present GRAL a grouping algorithm(More)
In this paper we tackle the problem of virtual machine (VM) placement onto physical servers to jointly optimize two objective functions. The first objective is to minimize the total energy spent within a cloud due to the servers that are commissioned to satisfy the computational demands of VMs. The second objective is to minimize the total network overhead(More)
Given two replication schemes X<sup>old</sup> and X<sup>new</sup>, the replica transfer scheduling problem (RTSP) aims at reaching X<sup>new</sup>, starting from X<sup>old</sup>, with minimal implementation cost. In this paper we generalize the problem description to include special cases, where deadlocks can occur while in the process of implementing(More)
This paper describes middleware-level support for agent mobility, targeted at hierarchically structured wireless sensor and actuator network applications. Agent mobility enables a dynamic deployment and adaptation of the application on top of the wireless network at runtime, while allowing the mid-dleware to optimize the placement of agents, e.g., to reduce(More)
The mobile agent paradigm has been adopted by several systems in the area of wireless sensor networks as it enables a flexible distribution and placement of application components on nodes, at runtime. Most agent placement and migration algorithms proposed in the literature, assume that the communication rates between agents remain stable for a sufficiently(More)
With the development of mobile code frameworks for embedded systems, an application can be structured as a set of cooperating components (agents) that are placed on the nodes of the system in a flexible way. Reducing the network traffic caused by the application components is a crucial issue for the increase in the lifetime of wireless embedded systems,(More)