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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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Combinatorial Auction-Based Dynamic VM Provisioning and Allocation in Clouds

SESSION: Research Poster Reception

EVENT TYPE: ACM Student Research Competition Poster, Poster, Electronic Poster

TIME: 5:15PM - 7:00PM


AUTHOR(S):Sharrukh Zaman

ROOM:WSCC North Galleria 2nd/3rd Floors

We address the VM provisioning and allocation problem in clouds by designing a novel combinatorial auction-based provisioning and allocation mechanism that produces an efficient allocation of resources yielding high profits for the cloud provider. The proposed mechanism, called CA-PROVISION, treats the set of available computing resource as `liquid' resources that can be configured into different numbers and types of VM instances depending on the requests of the users. The mechanism provisions and allocates VM instances based on the users' valuations and the reserve prices determined by the operating cost of the resources. We evaluate our mechanism by performing extensive simulation experiments using traces of real workload from Parallel Workload Archive. The results show that CA-PROVISION effectively captures the market demand, provisions the computing resources to match the demand, and generates high revenue for the cloud provider. We plan to prepare a 4'X3' poster for presentation.

Chair/Author Details:

Bernd Mohr (Chair) - Juelich Supercomputing Centre

Sharrukh Zaman - Wayne State University

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