Date Added: Jan 2012
To address the issue of reliability evaluation in dynamic grid environment, a workload-aware reliability evaluation model is proposed, in which queuing system is applied to describe the dynamic workload and working of grid resources. Meanwhile, a new type of resource fault, namely Deadline-Miss fault, is introduced to evaluate the reliability of real-time jobs. The validity of the proposed model and its approach to calculate real-time job's reliability are presented theoretically. Extensive experiments are conducted to verify its performance, and the results show that the proposed model can significantly improve the accuracy of reliability evaluation in presence of dynamic workload.