Date Added: Mar 2010
Resource management and scheduling plays a crucial role in achieving high utilization of resources in grid computing environments. Due to heterogeneity of resources, scheduling an application is significantly complicated and challenging task in grid system. Most of the researches in this area are mainly focused on to improve the performance of the grid system. There were some allocation model has been proposed based on divisible load theory with different type of workloads and a single originating processor. In this paper the authors introduce a new resource allocation model with multiple load originating processors as an economic model. Solutions for an optimal allocation of fraction of loads to nodes obtained to minimize the cost of the grid users via linear programming approach.