Document Type: Original Research Paper

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Department of Computer Engineering. Kerman Branch. Islamic Azad University. Kerman. Iran

Abstract

Cloud computing refers to services that run in a distributed network and are accessible through common internet protocols. It merges a lot of physical resources and offers them to users as services according to service level agreement. Therefore, resource management alongside with task scheduling has direct influence on cloud networks’ performance and efficiency. Presenting a proper scheduling method can lead to efficiency of resources by decreasing response time and costs. This paper studies the existing approaches of task scheduling and resource allocation in cloud infrastructures and assessment of their advantages and disadvantages. Afterwards, a compound algorithm is presented in order to allocate tasks to resources properly and decrease runtime. The proposed algorithm is built according to conditions of compounding Min-min and Sufferage algorithms. In the proposed algorithm, task allocation between machines takes place alternatively and with continuous change of scheduling algorithms. The main idea of the proposed algorithm is to concentrate on the number of tasks instead of the existing resources. The simulation results reveal that the proposed algorithm can achieve higher performance in decreasing response time.

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