Dynamic Allocation of Servers in a Grid Hosting Environment

@article{Fisher2004DynamicAO,
  title={Dynamic Allocation of Servers in a Grid Hosting Environment},
  author={Mike Fisher and Charles Kubicek and Paul McKee and Isi Mitrani and Jennie Palmer and Rob Smith},
  journal={Fifth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing},
  year={2004},
  pages={421-426}
}
A grid hosting environment is described, where servers may be reconfigured dynamically from one type of work to another in response to changes in demand. The problem of carrying out these reconfigurations in the most efficient manner is addressed by means of stochastic modelling and optimization. A heuristic policy, which is close to optimal over a wide range of parameters, is introduced. A prototype system based on existing resource management software has been developed to demonstrate the… CONTINUE READING

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