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Analyzing Market-based Resource Allocation Strategies for the Computational Grid

R. Wolski, J. S. Plank, J. Brevik, and T. Bryan

In this paper, we investigate G-commerce - computational economies for controlling resource allocation in ComputationalGrid settings. We define hypothetical resource consumers (representing users and Grid-aware applications) and resource producers (representing resource owners who 'sell' their resources to the Grid). We then measure the efficiency of resource allocation under two different market conditions: commodities markets and auctions. We compare both market strategies in terms of price stability, market equilibrium, consumer efficiency, and producer efficiency. Our results indicate that commodities markets are a better choice for controlling Grid resources than previously defined auction strategies.

Published  2000-12-01 05:00:00  as  ut-cs-00-453 (ID:276)


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