Scheduling on the Grid: Research at the University of Manchester
Speaker: Rizos Sakellariou
Date: 20 July 2005 Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Mediterranean Studies Seminar Room - FORTH
Host: Prof. Evangelos Markatos DCS Lab, FORTH


This talk will present research that takes place at the University of Manchester on Grid Scheduling. The talk will argue for the need to understand better the mechanics of scheduling on the Grid and heterogeneous systems in general. The argument will be illustrated using essentially three different problems where better understanding and appropriate heuristics for scheduling at the middleware level can improve application performance significantly. The three problems are related to: (i) mapping workflows represented as a Directed Acyclic Graph; (ii) mapping parallel query plans on the Grid; and (iii) scheduling jobs onto compute resources using brokers and service level agreements. Solutions and experimental results to aspects of those problems will also be presented.


When he is not in Greece, Rizos Sakellariou teaches and carries out research at The University of Manchester, School of Computer Science. His main research interests are related to software for parallel and distributed systems. He has earned his PhD from The University of Manchester in 1997 and has held appointments with Rice University, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and University of Cyprus. More detail is available from http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~rizos

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