Automatic Control and Computer Sciences

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 141–150 | Cite as

Distributed two-level cloud-based multimedia task scheduling

  • Yunchang LiuEmail author
  • Chunlin Li
  • Layuan Li


Recently, Multimedia cloud is emerging as a promising technology to effectively process multimedia services. A key problem in multimedia cloud is how to deal with task scheduling and load balancing to satisfy the quality of service demands of users. In this paper, we propose a two levels task scheduling mechanism for multimedia cloud to addresses the problem. The first level scheduling is from the users’ multimedia application to the data centers, and the second is from the data centers to servers. The data centers and virtual machines both are modeled as M/M/1 queuing systems. The algorithm proposed formulates the task-scheduling problem as cooperative game among data centers. Then we allocate the tasks received by a data center to servers using cooperative game again among servers. Various simulations are conducted to validate the efficiency of the proposed task scheduling approaches. The results showed that the proposed solutions provided better performance as compared to the existing approaches.


Multimedia cloud load balancing Nash bargaining solution cooperative game 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanP.R. China
  2. 2.Provincial Key Laboratory for Computer Information Processing TechnologySoochow UniversitySuzhouP.R. China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Systems for High-Dimensional Information of Ministry of EducationNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingP.R. China

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