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International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research (IJCATR)

Volume 1 Issue 2 Sept-October 2012

Task Scheduling Heuristic in Grid Computing

Ashish Chandak, Bibhudatta Sahoo and Ashok Kumar Turuk




Keywords: Task Scheduling, Simple Heuristic, Economic Heuristic, Iterative Heuristic.

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        Task scheduling is heart of any grid application which guides resource allocation in grid. Heuristic task scheduling strategies have been used for optimal task scheduling. Heuristic techniques have been widely used by the researchers to solve resource allocation problem in grid computing. In this paper, we classify heuristic task scheduling strategies in grid on the basis of their characteristics. We identified different types of heuristics such as population based heuristic, economic heuristic, meta heuristic, simple heuristic, and hybrid heuristic.

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title = "Agent based Task Scheduling in Grid",
journal = "International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research",
volume = "1",
number = "2",
pages = "49 - 52",
year = "2012",
author = "Ashish Chandak, Bibhudatta Sahoo and Ashok Kumar Turuk",

Heuristic task scheduling strategies have been used for optimal task scheduling.
Simulation application for Agent based Task Scheduling in Grid is developed in MATLAB.