Quality of Service in Distributed Computing Systems


The project involves the development of quality of service measures for a range of distributed systems such as grid computing and cloud computing systems.


Professor Albert Y. Zomaya

Research Location

Computer Science

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There is a need to develop a comprehensive framework to determine what QoS means in the context of the distributed systems and the services that will be provided through such infrastructure. What complicates the scenario is that the fact the distributed systems will provide a whole range of services and not only high performance computing. There is a great need for the development of different QoS metrics for distributed systems that could capture all the complexity and provide meaningful measures for a wide range of applications. This will possibly mean that new classes of algorithms and simulation models need to be developed. These should be able to characterize the variety of workloads and applications that can be used to better understand the behaviour of distributed computing systems under different operating conditions.

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parallel systems, Distributed systems, internet-scale computing systems

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 977

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