Market-Oriented Grid and Utility Computing / Edition 1

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This book presents the first integrated, single-source reference on market-oriented grid and utility computing. Divided into four main parts-and with contributions from a panel of experts in the field-it systematically and carefully explores:

Foundations-presents the fundamental concepts of market-oriented computing and the issues and challenges in allocating resources in a decentralized computing environment.

Business models-covers business models for service providers and brokers supporting different types of distributed applications, as well as business rules-based models for managing virtual organizations and accounting operations and services in grid computing environments.

Policies and agreements-introduces policies, agreements, and specifications for the negotiation and establishment of contracts between providers and consumers. It also covers different approaches for resource allocation based on service-level agreements (SLAs) and management of risks associated with SLA violations.

Resource allocation and scheduling mechanisms-covers economic models, such as commodity models, reciprocation, auctions, and game theory, and middleware technologies, such as Nimrod/G and Gridbus, for market-oriented grid computing and utility-oriented resource allocation.

This book expertly captures the state of the art in the field while also identifying potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate the creation of global commercial grid and utility computing systems. It is on indispensable reference for systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers, and graduate students.

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Meet the Author

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Buyya has contributed to the creation of high-performance computing and communication system software for Indian PARAM supercomputers and has pioneered the economic paradigm for service-oriented grid and cloud computing. He currently serves as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a company producing software systems for utility-oriented grid and cloud computing.

Dr. Kris Bubendorfer lectures in computer science at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He teaches courses in networking, operating systems, algorithms, mobile systems, and advanced distributed systems.

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xv

Acronyms xix

Part I Foundations

1 Market-Oriented Computing and Global Grids: An Introduction Rajkumar Buyya Srikumar Venugopal 3

2 Markets, Mechanisms, Games, and Their Implications in Grids Yibo Sun Sameer Tilak Ruppa K. Thulasiram Kenneth Chiu 29

3 Ownership and Decentralization Issues in Resource Allocation Mechanisms Tiberiu Stef-Praun 49

4 Utility Functions, Prices, and Negotiation John Wilkes 67

5 Options and Commodity Markets for Computing Resources Dan Cristian Marinescu John Patrick Morrison Howard Jay Siegel 89

Part II Business Models

6 Grid Business Models, Evaluation, and Principles Steve Taylor Paul McKee 123

7 Grid Business Models for Brokers Executing SLA-Based Workflows Dang Minh Quan Jörn Altman 147

8 A Business-Rules-Based Model to Manage Virtual Organizations in Collaborative Grid Environments Pilar Herrero José Luis Bosque Marí S. Pérez 167

9 Accounting as a Requirement for Market-Oriented Grid Computing Andrea Guarise Rosario M. Piro 187

Part III Policies And Agreements

10 Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) in the Grid Environment Bastian Koller Eduardo Oliveros Alfonso Sánchez-Macian 215

11 SLAs, Negotiation, and Challenges Paul McKee Steve Taylor Mike Surridge Richard Lowe 237

12 SLA-Based Resource Management and Allocation Jordi Guitart Mario Macías Omer Rana Philipp Wieder Ramin Yahyapour Wolfgang Ziegler 261

13 Market-Based Resource Allocation for Differentiated Quality Service Levels H. Howie Huang Andrew S. Grimshaw 285

14 Specification, Planning, and Execution of QoS-Aware Grid Workflows Ivona Brandic Sabri Pllana Siegfried Benkner 309

15 RiskManagement In Grids Karim Djemame James Padgett Iain Gourlay Kerstin Voss Odej Kao 355

Part IV Resource Allocation And Scheduling Mechanisms

16 A Reciprocation-Based Economy for Multiple Services in a Computational Grid Nazareno Andrade Francisco Brasileiro Miranda Mowbray Walfredo Cirne 357

17 The Nimrod/G Grid Resource Broker for Economics-Based Scheduling Rajkumar Buyya David Abramson 371

18 Techniques for Providing Hard Quality-of-Service Guarantees in Job Scheduling Pavan Balaji Ponnuswamy Sadayappan Mohammad Islam 403

19 Deadline Budget-Based Scheduling of Workflows on Utility Grids Jia Yu Kotagiri Ramamohanarao Rajkumar Buyya 427

20 Game-Theoretic Scheduling of Grid Computations Yu-Kwong Kwok 451

21 Cooperative Game-Theory-Based Cost Optimization for Scientific Workflows Radu Prodan Rubing Duan 475

22 Auction-Based Resource Allocation Björn Schnizler 495

23 Two Auction-Based Resource Allocation Environments: Design and Experience Alvin AuYoung Phil Buonadonna Brent N. Chun Chaki Ng David C. Parkes Jeff Shneidman Alex C. Snoeren Amin Vahdat 513

24 Trust in Grid Resource Auctions Kris Bubendorfer Ben Palmer Wayne Thomson 541

25 Using Secure Auctions to Build a Distributed Metascheduler for the Grid Kyle Chard Kris Bubendorfer 569

26 The Gridbus Middleware for Market-Oriented Computing Rajkumar Buyya Srikumar Venugopal Rajiv Ranjan Chee Shin Yeo 589

Index 623

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