Evaluation of hierarchical desktop grid scheduling algorithms

TitleEvaluation of hierarchical desktop grid scheduling algorithms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFarkas, Z, Kacsuk, P
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Pagination871 - 880
Date PublishedJan-06-2012
Keywordsdesktop grid, model, scheduling, simulation, volunteer computing
AbstractDesktop grids as opposed to service grids are the cost-effective way to gather large amount of volunteer computing resources for solving scientific problems. It is possible to create desktop grids with the help of only one single machine, where volunteer desktops will connect to process work. MTA SZTAKI has created the hierarchical desktop grid concept, where not only single computers, but also desktop grids may join other systems increasing their performance significantly. In the paper we investigate scheduling issues of hierarchical desktop grid systems, present scheduling algorithms focusing on different properties, and compare them using HierDGSim, the Hierarchical Desktop Grid Simulator.
Short TitleFuture Generation Computer Systems