Child based Level-Wise List Scheduling Algorithm

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Lokesh Kr. Arya 1,* Amandeep Verma 1

1. University Institute of Engg. & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 25 Mar. 2016 / Revised: 23 May 2016 / Accepted: 22 Aug. 2017 / Published: 8 Sep. 2017

Index Terms

Workflows, Scheduling Algorithms, Cloud Scheduling, Cloud Computing, Task Scheduling, Schedule length, Makespan.


Cloud is the Latest concept in IT. Users use the resources or services which are provided & managed by the service providers. Users need not to buy the hardware or software which now can be used on rental basis. Workflow represents the cloud application which has different tasks to be executed in an order. Scheduling algorithms are used to assign these tasks to processors and these algorithms decide the cost and time of execution. In this paper, a simple scheduling algorithm has been proposed named Child Based Level-Wise List Scheduling (CBLWLS) algorithm. According to the dependencies CBLWSL calculate priorities of tasks and finds the sequence of task execution and then maps the selected task to the available processors. We perform experiments on Epigenomics workflow structure graphs used in some real applications and their analysis shows that CBLWLS algorithm performed better than the HEFT (Heterogeneous Earliest Finish Time) algorithm, on the parameters of time of execution, execution cost and schedule length ratio.

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Lokesh Kr. Arya, Amandeep Verma, " Child based Level-Wise List Scheduling Algorithm", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.9, No.9, pp. 24-31, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2017.09.03


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