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Honolulu, HI, USA USA
June 24, 2012 to June 29, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2892-0
pp: 253-260
ABSTRACT
Current cloud computing providers allocate their virtual machine (VM) instances via fixed price-based or auction-like mechanisms. However, these mechanisms have one limitation, they are all offline mechanisms, therefore they need to collect information and be invoked periodically. In this paper, we address this limitation by designing an online mechanism for dynamic provisioning and allocation of VM instances in clouds. Our proposed mechanism, MOVMPA, is invoked as soon as a user places a request or some VM instances already allocated become available again. When invoked, the mechanism selects users who would be allocated VM instances for the period they requested for, and ensures that those users will continue using those VMs for the entire period requested. We prove that the mechanism is incentive compatible and also investigate its performance through extensive simulation experiments.
INDEX TERMS
Resource management, Cost accounting, Mechanical factors, Context, Equations, Cloud computing, Dynamic scheduling, scheduling, cloud computing, online mechanisms, combinatorial auctions, allocation
CITATION
Sharrukh Zaman, Daniel Grosu, "An Online Mechanism for Dynamic VM Provisioning and Allocation in Clouds", CLOUD, 2012, 2013 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2013 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing 2012, pp. 253-260, doi:10.1109/CLOUD.2012.26
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