Date Added: Feb 2012
Many applications in federated Grids have Quality-of-Service (QoS) constraints such as deadline. Admission control mechanisms assure QoS constraints of the applications by limiting the number of user requests accepted by a resource provider. However, in order to maximize their profit, resource owners are interested in accepting as many requests as possible. In these circumstances, the question that arises is: what is the effective number of requests that can be accepted by a resource provider in a way that the number of accepted external requests is maximized and, at the same time, QoS violations are minimized.