On the Feasibility of Decentralized Grid Scheduling

Authors: Marco Fiscato, Paolo Costa and Guillaume Pierre.
Source: Workshop on Decentralized Self Management for Grids, P2P, and User Communities (Selfman), Venice, Italy, October 2008.


Many authors recognize the limitations of hierarchical Grid scheduling in scalable environments, and proposed peer-to-peer solutions to this problem. However, most peer-to-peer grid resource management systems allow only to discover available resources at the time of the request. We claim that peer-to-peer techniques have the potential for actual Grid scheduling, where each resource maintains a schedule of its future allocation to jobs. We present such a protocol, which additionally allows users to specify desired properties about the requested schedules.


Bibtex Entry

  author =    {Marco Fiscato and Paolo Costa and Guillaume Pierre},
  title =     {On the Feasibility of Decentralized Grid Scheduling},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Decentralized 
               Self-Management for Grids, P2P, and User 
               Communities (Selfman)},
  address =   {Venice, Italy},
  month =     oct,
  year =      {2008},
  note =      {\url{http://www.globule.org/publi/FDGS_selfman2008.html}}