A Comparison of Economic Resource Allocation Mechanisms in Grids of e-Waste Computers

Herbert R. D. , Lynar T. M.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Optimization, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 05 September 2009, pp.41-42 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-42
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper examines economic resource allocation through a number of auction types for a grid of e-waste computers. It examines the time to complete tasks and the energy usage of completing the tasks on a grid. A model of a simulated grid is developed and used to evaluate the resource allocation mechanisms. The simulated grid is calibrated to a real e-waste grid. The paper finds that the choice of auction method makes a substantial difference in the time to complete tasks and in total energy consumption.