Date Added: Oct 2012
Task scheduling is heart of any grid application which guides resource allocation in grid. Heuristic task scheduling strategies have been used for optimal task scheduling. Heuristic techniques have been widely used by the researchers to solve resource allocation problem in grid computing. In this paper, the authors classify heuristic task scheduling strategies in grid on the basis of their characteristics. They identified different types of heuristics such as population based heuristic, economic heuristic, meta heuristic, simple heuristic, and hybrid heuristic.