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Scalability of Networks and Services

Volume 5637 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 167-172

A Market-Based Pricing Scheme for Grid Networks

  • Peng GaoAffiliated withGraduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesChina Mobile Group Design Institute Co., Ltd
  • , Xingyao WuAffiliated withChina Mobile Group Design Institute Co., Ltd
  • , Tao LiuAffiliated withChina Mobile Group Design Institute Co., Ltd
  • , David HausheerAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics IFI, University of Zurich

Abstract

This paper presents a new market-based pricing scheme which aims to improve the link load balance in Grid networks. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme achieves a better link load balance and, thus, improves the network’s robustness and stability. At the same time, the scheme increases the network’s effective capacity as it enables to accommodate more new services. The results show that the proposed scheme leads indeed to a more efficient usage of network resources.

Keywords

Pricing market model load balance Grid networks