Issue No.08 - August (2009 vol.20)
Michal Feldman , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Li Zhang , Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, Mountain View
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2008.168
We study the problem of allocating shared resources, such as bandwidth in computer networks and computational resources in shared clusters, among multiple users by the proportional-share market mechanism. Under this mechanism, each user partitions his budget among the multiple resources and receives a fraction of each resource proportional to his bid. We first formulate the resource allocation game under the proportional-share mechanism and study the efficiency and fairness of the equilibrium in this game. We present analytic and simulation results demonstrating that the proportional-share mechanism achieves a reasonable balance of high degrees of efficiency and fairness at the equilibrium.
Game theory, resource allocation, proportional-share mechanism.
Michal Feldman, Li Zhang, "The Proportional-Share Allocation Market for Computational Resources", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol.20, no. 8, pp. 1075-1088, August 2009, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2008.168