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A scalable and automatic mechanism for resource allocation in self-organizing cloud

Wu, Xiaotong, Liu, Meng, Dou, WanChun, Gao, Longxiang and Yu, Shui 2016, A scalable and automatic mechanism for resource allocation in self-organizing cloud, Peer-to-peer networking and applications, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 28-41, doi: 10.1007/s12083-014-0309-8.

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Title A scalable and automatic mechanism for resource allocation in self-organizing cloud
Author(s) Wu, Xiaotong
Liu, Meng
Dou, WanChun
Gao, LongxiangORCID iD for Gao, Longxiang orcid.org/0000-0002-3026-7537
Yu, ShuiORCID iD for Yu, Shui orcid.org/0000-0003-4485-6743
Journal name Peer-to-peer networking and applications
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 28
End page 41
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 1936-6442
1936-6450
Keyword(s) Dynamic pricing
Mechanism design
Peer-to-peer networks
Resource allocation
Self-organizing cloud
Summary Taking advantage of the huge potential of consumers’ untapped computing power, self-organizing cloud is a novel computing paradigm where the consumers are able to contribute/sell their computing resources. Meanwhile, host machines held by the consumers are connected by a peer-to-peer (P2P) overlay network on the Internet. In this new architecture, due to large and varying multitudes of resources and prices, it is inefficient and tedious for consumers to select the proper resource manually. Thus, there is a high demand for a scalable and automatic mechanism to accomplish resource allocation. In view of this challenge, this paper proposes two novel economic strategies based on mechanism design. Concretely, we apply the Modified Vickrey Auction (MVA) mechanism to the case where the resource is sufficient; and the Continuous Double Auction (CDA) mechanism is employed when the resource is insufficient. We also prove that aforementioned mechanisms have dominant strategy incentive compatibility. Finally, extensive experiment results are conducted to verify the performance of the proposed strategies in terms of procurement cost and execution efficiency.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12083-014-0309-8
Field of Research 080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective 890101 Fixed Line Data Networks and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071683

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