Exploring Decentralized Dynamic Scheduling for Grids and Clouds Using the Community-Aware Scheduling Algorithm

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Executive Summary

Job scheduling strategies have been studied for decades in a variety of scenarios. Due to the new characteristics of the emerging computational systems, such as the grid and cloud, meta-scheduling turns out to be an important scheduling pattern because it is responsible for orchestrating resources managed by independent local schedulers and bridges the gap between participating nodes. Equally, to overcome issues such as bottleneck, single point failure, and impractical unique administrative management, which are normally led by conventional centralized or hierarchical schemes, the decentralized scheduling scheme is emerging as a promising approach because of its capability with regards to scalability and flexibility.

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