International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

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IJISA Vol.13, No.2, Apr. 2021

MTC: Minimizing Time and Cost of Cloud Task Scheduling based on Customers and Providers Needs using Genetic Algorithm

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Nasim Soltani Soulegan, Behrang Barekatain, Behzad Soleimani Neysiani

Index Terms

Cloud Computing;Task Scheduling;Genetic Algorithm;Multi-objective Optimization of Weight;Resource Utility


Cloud computing is considered a pattern for distributed and heterogeneous computing derived from many resources, and requests aim to share resources. Recently, cloud computing is graded among the top best technologies globally, which must be scheduled favorably to maximize providers’ profit and improve service quality for their customers. Scheduling specifies how users’ requests are assigned to virtual machines, and it plays a vital role in the efficiency and capability of the system. Its objective is to have a throughput or complete jobs in minimum time and the highest standard. Scheduling jobs in heterogeneous distributed systems is an NP-hard polynomial indecisive problem that is not solvable in polynomial time for real-time scheduling. The time complexity of jobs is growing exponentially, and this problem has a considerable effect on the quality of cloud services and providers’ efficiencies. The optimization of scheduling-related parameters using heuristic and meta-heuristic algorithms can reduce the search space complexity and execution time. This study intends to represent a fitness function to minimize time and cost parameters. The proposed method uses a multi-purposed weighted genetic algorithm that provides six basic parameters: utility, task execution cost, response time, wait time, Makespan, and throughput to provide comprehensive optimization. The proposed approach improved response and wait times, throughput, Makespan, and utility 16, 9, 7, 8 percentages, respectively, by only a one cost unit reduction, which is dispensable. As a result, both providers and users will experience better services. The statistical tests show that the achieved improvement is valid for 94% of experiments.

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Nasim Soltani Soulegan, Behrang Barekatain, Behzad Soleimani Neysiani, "MTC: Minimizing Time and Cost of Cloud Task Scheduling based on Customers and Providers Needs using Genetic Algorithm", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.13, No.2, pp.38-51, 2021. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2021.02.03


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