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Combinatorial Auction-Based Mechanisms for VM Provisioning and Allocation in Clouds
Current cloud providers use fixed-price based mechanisms to allocate Virtual Machine (VM) instances to their users. The fixed-price based mechanisms do not provide an efficient allocation of resources and do not maximize the revenue of the cloud providers. A better alternative would be to use combinatorial auction-based resource allocation mechanisms. In this PhD dissertation we will design, study and implement combinatorial auction-based mechanisms for efficient provisioning and allocation of VM instances in cloud computing environments. We present our preliminary results consisting of three combinatorial auction-based mechanisms for VM provisioning and allocation.We also present an efficient bidding algorithm that can be used by the cloud users to decide on how to bid for their requested bundles of VM instances
scheduling  auction 
8 weeks ago by mpm
CARMA: Contention-aware Auction-based Resource Management in Architecture
Traditional resource management systems rely on a centralized approach to manage users running on each resource. The centralized resource management system is not scalable for large-scale servers as the number of users running on shared resources is increasing dramatically and the centralized manager may not have enough information about applications' need. In this paper we propose a distributed game-theoretic resource management approach using market auction mechanism to find optimal strategy in a resource competition game. The applications learn through repeated interactions to choose their action on choosing the shared resources. Specifically, we look into two case studies of cache competition game and main processor and co-processor congestion game. We enforce costs for each resource and derive bidding strategy. Accurate evaluation of the proposed approach show that our distributed allocation is scalable and outperforms the static and traditional approaches.
scheduling  auction 
december 2017 by mpm
A Distributed Auctioneer for Resource Allocation in Decentralized Systems
In decentralized systems, nodes often need to coordinate to access shared resources in a fair manner. One approach to perform such arbitration is to rely on auction mechanisms. Although there is an extensive literature that studies auctions, most of these works assume the existence of a central, trusted auctioneer. Unfortunately, in fully decentralized systems, where the nodes that need to cooperate operate under separate spheres of control, such central trusted entity may not exist. Notable examples of such decentralized systems include community networks, clouds of clouds, cooperative nano data centres, among others. In this paper, we make theoretical and practical contributions to distribute the role of the auctioneer. From the theoretical perspective, we propose a framework of distributed simulations of the auctioneer that are Nash equilibria resilient to coalitions and asynchrony. From the practical perspective, our protocols leverage the distributed nature of the simulations to parallelise the execution. We have implemented a prototype that instantiates the framework for bandwidth allocation in community networks, and evaluated it in a real distributed setting.
auction 
may 2016 by mpm
Auctions and Bidding: A Guide for Computer Scientists
We start by discussing the more prominent members of the auction family, and then we describe some of the theoretical work that has established the properties of, and relationships between, members of the auction family. Next we consider two abstract views of the auction process, both drawn from work in implementing different types of auction before identifying ways in which work on auction theory feeds and is fed by computer science
auction 
august 2013 by mpm

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