Date Added: Feb 2013
Distributed Computing System (DCS) presents a platform consisting of multiple computing nodes connected in some fashion to which various modules of a task can be assigned. A node is any device connected to a computer network. Nodes can be computers or various other network applications. A task should be assigned to a processor whose capabilities are most appropriate for the execution of that task. In a DCS, a number of tasks are allocated to different processors in such a way that the overall performance in terms of time, cost should be minimized and reliability should be maximized. For a large set of tasks that is being allocated into a DCS, several allocation methods are possible.