María Botón-Fernández, Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez, Francisco Prieto-Castrillo
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, England, 2014
pp. 1-22, ISSN: 1532-0626 DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3348
(Impact factor = 0.784 in 2013, Q2)
Grid computing is considered a promising trend, which enables the sharing of a wide variety of computational and storage resources geographically distributed. Despite the advantages of such paradigm, several problems have emerged during the last decade; most of them caused by an inefficient utilization of grid resources.
The present contribution proposes an approach to improve the grid resources selection process. An optimization model for choosing grid resources in an intelligent way has been designed. A mathematical formulation to monitor the resources efficiency has also been established. Furthermore, the model provides a self-adaptive capability to grid applications, enhancing them for dealing with the changing environmental conditions.
The model applies an artificial intelligence algorithm for ensuring an efficient selection. In particular, three different versions have been implemented. Each of them uses a different algorithm. Finally, during the evaluation phase of the model, the experimental tests were performed in a real grid infrastructure. The results show that the model improves the infrastructure throughput, by increasing the finished tasks rate and by reducing the applications execution time.