Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Task scheduling is an important and challenging issue of Cloud computing. Existing solutions to task scheduling problems are unsuitable for Cloud computing because they only focus on a specific purpose like the minimization of execution time or workload and do not use characteristics of Cloud computing for task scheduling. A task scheduler in Cloud computing has to satisfy cloud users with the agreed QoS and improve profits of cloud providers. In order to solve task scheduling problems in Cloud computing, this paper proposes a task scheduling model based on the genetic algorithm. In the proposed model, the task scheduler calls the GA scheduling function every task scheduling cycle.