Resource Re-allocation for Data Inter-dependent Continuous Tasks in Grids

Haberland, Valeriia; Miles, Simon and Luck, Michael. 2017. Resource Re-allocation for Data Inter-dependent Continuous Tasks in Grids. In: N. Criado Pacheco; C. Carrascosa; N. Osman and V. Julián Inglada, eds. Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies. EUMAS 2016, AT 2016. 10207 Springer, Cham, pp. 187-201. ISBN 978-3-319-59293-0 [Book Section]

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Many researchers focus on resource intensive tasks which have to be run continuously over long periods. A Grid may offer resources for these tasks, but they are contested by multiple client agents. Hence, a Grid might be unwilling to allocate its resources for long terms, leading to tasks’ interruptions. This issue becomes more substantial when tasks are data inter-dependent, where one interrupted task may cause an interruption of a bundle of other tasks. In this paper, we discuss a new resource re-allocation strategy for a client, in which resources are re-allocated between the client tasks in order to avoid prolonged interruptions. Those re-allocations are decided by a client agent, but they should be agreed with a Grid and can be performed only by a Grid. Our strategy has been tested within different Grid environments and noticeably improves client utilities in almost all cases.

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