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Graduate Exam Abstract


Luis Briceno

Ph.D. Final

June 25, 2010, 1:00pm

ISTeC Conf Rm CS305

Study of Robust Resource Allocation in Various Different Heterogeneous Computing Environments


Abstract: Heterogeneous computing (HC) is the coordinated use of di erent types of machines, networks, and interfaces to maximize the combined performance and/or cost e ectiveness of the system. Heuristics for allocating resources in an HC system have di erent optimization criteria. In the environments considered in this thesis, the optimization criteria was based on robustness. For each di erent environment, a robustness metric was derived and resource allocation heuristics were designed to maximize the robustness. The environments studies are: a weather data-processing system, a massive multi-player online gaming system, and a distributed massive satellite image processing system. Also, the performance of a few greedy heuristics working iteratively on smaller subsets of the total machine/task data (at the end of each iteration the makespan machine and tasks assigned to it are removed) is studied.

Adviser: H. J. Siegel
Co-Adviser: Anthony A. Maciejewski
Non-ECE Member: A. P. Willem Bohm
Member 3: Anura P. Jayasumana
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