Pricing Dynamic Cloud Resource Provisioning and Scaling via Auctions


Grant Data
Project Title
Pricing Dynamic Cloud Resource Provisioning and Scaling via Auctions
Principal Investigator
Dr Wu, Chuan   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Li Zongpeng   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
496028
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Cloud Computing, Resource allocation, Pricing, Auction mechanism design, Optimization
Discipline
Network
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17204715
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) [Auction for Offline VM Provisioning and Pricing]: To formulate the offline VM provisioning problem, and design an offline auction for VM allocation and charging; 2) [Auction for Online VM Resource Provisioning, Scaling and Pricing]: To formulate the dynamic VM provisioning and scaling problem with resource occupation times and server provisioning decisions, and design online auctions for resource allocation and charging; 3) [Auction for Online Virtual Cluster Provisioning and Pricing]: To formulate the problem for virtual cluster provisioning in and across data centers, and design online auctions for virtual cluster allocation and charging; 4) [Implementation and Evaluation]: To implement our mechanisms in a toolkit, and evaluate their performance by deploying the toolkit onto practical cloud platforms.