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Virtual machine-based task scheduling algorithm in a cloud computing environment

Zhong, Zhifeng and Chen, Kun and Zhai, Xiaojun and Zhou, Shuange (2016) 'Virtual machine-based task scheduling algorithm in a cloud computing environment.' Tsinghua Science and Technology, 21 (6). 660 - 667. ISSN 1000-0054

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Abstract

Virtualization technology has been widely used to virtualize single server into multiple servers, which not only creates an operating environment for a virtual machine-based cloud computing platform but also potentially improves its efficiency. Currently, most task scheduling-based algorithms used in cloud computing environments are slow to convergence or easily fall into a local optimum. This paper introduces a Greedy Particle Swarm Optimization (G&PSO) based algorithm to solve the task scheduling problem. It uses a greedy algorithm to quickly solve the initial particle value of a particle swarm optimization algorithm derived from a virtual machine-based cloud platform. The archived experimental results show that the algorithm exhibits better performance such as a faster convergence rate, stronger local and global search capabilities, and a more balanced workload on each virtual machine. Therefore, the G&PSO algorithm demonstrates improved virtual machine efficiency and resource utilization compared with the traditional particle swarm optimization algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 09:14
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 09:14
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23088

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