A Task Scheduling Algorithm With Improved Makespan Based on Prediction of Tasks Computation Time algorithm for Cloud Computing

Belal Ali Al-Maytami, Pingzhi Fan, Abir Hussain, Thar Baker, Panos Liatsis

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Cloud computing is extensively used in a variety of applications and domains, however task and resource scheduling remains an area that requires improvement. Put simply, in a heterogeneous computing system, task scheduling algorithms, which allow the transfer of incoming tasks to machines, are needed to satisfy high performance data mapping requirements. The appropriate mapping between resources and tasks reduces makespan and maximises resource utilisation. In this contribution, we present a novel scheduling algorithm using Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) based on the Prediction of Tasks Computation Time algorithm (PTCT) to estimate the preeminent scheduling algorithm for prominent cloud data. In addition, the proposed algorithm provides a significant improvement with respect to the makespan and reduces the computation and complexity via employing Principle Components Analysis (PCA) and reducing the Expected Time to Compute (ETC) matrix. Simulation results confirm the superior performance of the algorithm for heterogeneous systems in terms of efficiency, speedup and schedule length ratio, when compared to the state-of-the-art Min-Min, Max-Min, QoS-Guide and MiM-MaM scheduling algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160916 - 160926
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019

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