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Job scheduling in hierarchical desktop grids

Farkas, Zoltan and Marosi, Attila Csaba and Kacsuk, Peter K. (2010) Job scheduling in hierarchical desktop grids. In: Davoli, Franco and Meyer, Norbert and Pugliese, Roberto and Zappatore, Sandro, (eds.) Remote instrumentation and virtual laboratories: service architecture and networking. Springer, pp. 79-97. ISBN 9781441955951

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/978-1-4419-5597-5_8


Desktop grid is a relatively new trend in grid computing. As opposed to traditional (service based) grid systems, desktop grids are based on volunteer computing: users can volunteer their computers’ free CPU cycles to solve some kind of CPU-intensive problem. Creating a desktop grid project requires the installation of a single server and some enthusiast users to join the project by installing a simple client that downloads work from the server and uploads results after processing. MTA SZTAKI has created the hierarchical desktop grid concept, where not only single computers but also desktop grids can join another system increasing its performance significantly. In this chapter we describe scheduling issues that arise when considering hierarchical desktop grid systems and present some scheduling algorithms that can be used in such systems.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:11064
Deposited On:07 Aug 2012 10:30
Last Modified:07 Aug 2012 10:30

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