Market-Oriented Grid and Utility Computing

Market-Oriented Grid and Utility Computing

Editor(s): Rajkumar Buyya, Kris Bubendorfer

Published Online: 17 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470287682

Online ISBN: 9780470455432

DOI: 10.1002/9780470455432

Series Editor(s): Albert Y. Zomaya

About this Book

The first single-source reference covering the state of the art in grid and utility computing economy research

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 an indispensable reference for systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers, and graduate students.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Foundations

  2. Part II: Business Models

  3. Part III: Policies and Agreements

    1. Chapter 11

      SLAs, Negotiation, and Challenges (pages 237–259)

      Paul McKee, Steve Taylor, Mike Surridge and Richard Lowe

    2. Chapter 12

      SLA-Based Resource Management and Allocation (pages 261–284)

      Jordi Guitart, Mario Macías, Omer Rana, Philipp Wieder, Ramin Yahyapour and Wolfgang Ziegler

    3. Chapter 15

      Risk Management in Grids (pages 335–353)

      Karim Djemame, James Padgett, Iain Gourlay, Kerstin Voss and Odej Kao

  4. Part IV: Resource Allocation and Scheduling Mechanisms

    1. Chapter 23

      Two Auction-Based Resource Allocation Environments: Design and Experience (pages 513–539)

      Alvin AuYoung, Phil Buonadonna, Brent N. Chun, Chaki Ng, David C. Parkes, Jeff Shneidman, Alex C. Snoeren and Amin Vahdat

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