Conference Publication Details
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Philip Healy, Stefan Meyer, John Morrison, Theo Lynn, Ashkan Paya, Dan C Marinescu
IPSDC 2014 - IEEE Intl. Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC), Aix-Marseille University, france
Bid-Centric Cloud Service Provisioning
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óCloud Computing, Service Description Language, TOSCA, Bid-Centric
Bid-centric service descriptions have the potential to offer a new cloud service provisioning model that promotes portability, diversity of choice and differentiation between providers. A bid matching model based on requirements and capabilities is presented that provides the basis for such an approach. In order to facilitate the bidding process, tenders should be specified as abstractly as possible so that the solution space is not needlessly restricted. To this end, we describe how partial TOSCA service descriptions allow for a range of diverse solutions to be proposed by multiple providers in response to tenders. Rather than adopting a lowest common denominator approach, true portability should allow for the relative strengths and differentiating features of cloud service providers to be applied to bids. With this in mind, we describe how service descriptions can be augmented with additional information that allows the bid matching algorithm to make use of heterogeneous processing resources, such as GPUs and MICs.
Grant Details
Enterprise Ireland