Dynamic Allocation of Servers in a Grid Hosting Environment

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  2. Charles Kubicek
  3. Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani
  4. Dr Jennie Palmer
  5. Robert Smith
Author(s)Fisher M, Kubicek C, McKee P, Mitrani I, Palmer J, Smith R
Publication type Report
Series TitleSchool of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Year2004
DateJune 2004
Report Number845
Pages7
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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 concepts described.
InstitutionSchool of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
URLhttp://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/845.pdf
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