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    An Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS) simulation framework: architecture and evaluation

    Sotiriadis, Stelios and Bessis, N. and Anjum, A. and Buyya, R. (2015) An Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS) simulation framework: architecture and evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing 11 (1), pp. 5-19. ISSN 1939-1374.

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    Inter-cloud is an approach that facilitates scalable resource provisioning across multiple cloud infrastructures. In this paper, we focus on the performance optimization of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using the meta-scheduling paradigm to achieve an improved job scheduling across multiple clouds. We propose a novel inter-cloud job scheduling framework and implement policies to optimize performance of participating clouds. The framework, named as Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS), is based on a novel message exchange mechanism to allow optimization of job scheduling metrics. The resulting system offers improved flexibility, robustness and decentralization. We implemented a toolkit named “Simulating the Inter-Cloud” (SimIC) to perform the design and implementation of different inter-cloud entities and policies in the ICMS framework. An experimental analysis is produced for job executions in inter-cloud and a performance is presented for a number of parameters such as job execution, makespan, and turnaround times. The results highlight that the overall performance of individual clouds for selected parameters and configuration is improved when these are brought together under the proposed ICMS framework.


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    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cloud computing, digital simulation, resource allocation, scheduling, ICMS framework, SimIC, Simulating the Inter-Cloud, improved job scheduling, individual clouds, inter-cloud entities, inter-cloud meta-scheduling simulation framework, job execution, job scheduling metrics, meta-scheduling paradigm, multiple cloud infrastructures, novel inter-cloud job scheduling framework, participating clouds, performance optimization, Availability, Cloud computing, Computer architecture, Dynamic scheduling, Heuristic algorithms, Load management, Resource management, Cloud computing, inter-clouds, interoperable clouds, meta-scheduling systems
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Stelios Sotiriadis
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 13:51
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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