Date Added: Jun 2012
A mechanism for coordinated sharing of distributed clusters based on computational economy is called Grid-association, allows the transparent use of resources from the association for whom the local resources are insufficient to meet its users' requirements. The use of computational economy methodology in coordinating resource allocation not only facilitates the Quality of Service based scheduling, but also enhances the value delivered by resources. Grid Association is a democratic world with complete autonomy for each participant. Further, a participant in the association can behave rationally as the authors propose the use of economic model for resource management. Grid-Association users submit their job to the local scheduler.