Formation of virtual organizations in grids: a game-theoretic approach

Thomas E. Carroll, Daniel Grosu
2008 Concurrency and Computation  
Applications require the composition of resources to execute in a grid computing environment. The Grid Service Providers (GSPs), the owners of the computational resources, must form Virtual Organizations (VOs) to be able to provide the composite resource. We consider grids as self-organizing systems composed of autonomous, self-interested GSPs that will organize themselves into VOs with every GSP having the objective of maximizing its profit. Using game theory, we formulate the resource
more » ... ion among GSPs as a coalition formation problem and propose a framework based on cooperation structures to model it. Using this framework, we propose a resource management system that supports the VO formation among GSPs in a grid computing system. Program Pending List Confirmed List for GSP Ready List
doi:10.1002/cpe.1369 fatcat:57qwsmctojf3pa4dlcbjfnvusi