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Integration of Grid Cost Model into ISS/VIOLA Meta-scheduler Environment

The Broker with the cost function model of the ISS/VIOLA Meta-Scheduling System implementation is described in details. The Broker includes all the algorithmic steps needed to determine a well suited machine for an application component. This judicious choice is based on a deterministic cost function model including a set of parameters that can be adapted to policies set up by computing centres or application owners. All the quantities needed for the cost function can be found in the DataWarehouse, or are available through the schedulers of the different machines forming the Grid. An ISS-Simulator has been designed to simulate the real-life scheduling of existent clusters and to virtually include new parallel machines. It will be used to validate the cost model and to tune the different free parameters.

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