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Fault-tolerant scheduling policy for grid computing systems

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1 Author(s)
Abawajy, J.H. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Summary form only given. With the momentum gaining for the grid computing systems, the issue of deploying support for integrated scheduling and fault-tolerant approaches becomes paramount importance. Unfortunately, fault-tolerance has not been factored into the design of most existing grid scheduling strategies. To this end, we propose a fault-tolerant scheduling policy that loosely couples job scheduling with job replication scheme such that jobs are efficiently and reliably executed. Performance evaluation of the proposed fault-tolerant scheduler against a nonfault-tolerant scheduling policy is presented and shown that the proposed policy performs reasonably in the presence of various types of failures.

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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2004. Proceedings. 18th International

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26-30 April 2004

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