Design and Evaluation of a Decentralized System for Grid-wide Fairshare Scheduling
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (e-Science’05), USA, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press , 2005, 221-229 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This contribution presents a decentralized architecture for a grid-wide fairshare scheduling system and demonstrates its potential in a simulated environment. The system, which preserves local site autonomy, enforces locally and globally scoped share policies, allowing local resource capacity as well as global grid capacity to be logically divided across different groups of users. The policy model is hierarchical and subpolicy definition can be delegated so that, e.g., a VO that has been granted a resource share can partition its share across its projects, which in turn can divide their shares between project members. There is no need for a central coordinator as policies are enforced collectively by the resource schedulers. Each local scheduler adopts a grid-wide view on utilization in order to steer local resource utilization to not only maintain local resource shares but also to contribute to maintaining global shares across the entire set of grid resources. Share enforcement is addressed by an algorithm that calculates simple priority values, thus simplifying integration with local schedulers, which can remain unaware of the hierarchical share policy structure
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
USA, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press , 2005. 221-229 p.
Research subject Computing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9622DOI: 10.1109/E-SCIENCE.2005.27OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9622DiVA: diva2:149293
First International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, 1 july 2005