Jaypee University of Information Technology
In this paper, the authors proposed an algorithm for load distribution of workloads among nodes of a cloud by the use of Ant Colony Optimization (ACO). This is a modified approach of ant colony optimization that has been applied from the perspective of cloud or grid network systems with the main aim of load balancing of nodes. This modified algorithm has an edge over the original approach in which each ant build their own individual result set and it is later on built into a complete solution. However, in their approach the ants continuously update a single result set rather than updating their own result set.