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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 439362, 8 pages
Research Article

User Demand Aware Grid Scheduling Model with Hierarchical Load Balancing

1Department of Information Technology, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638052, India
2Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu 638052, India

Received 15 March 2013; Accepted 19 May 2013

Academic Editor: Tingwen Huang

Copyright © 2013 P. Suresh and P. Balasubramanie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Grid computing is a collection of computational and data resources, providing the means to support both computational intensive applications and data intensive applications. In order to improve the overall performance and efficient utilization of the resources, an efficient load balanced scheduling algorithm has to be implemented. The scheduling approach also needs to consider user demand to improve user satisfaction. This paper proposes a dynamic hierarchical load balancing approach which considers load of each resource and performs load balancing. It minimizes the response time of the jobs and improves the utilization of the resources in grid environment. By considering the user demand of the jobs, the scheduling algorithm also improves the user satisfaction. The experimental results show the improvement of the proposed load balancing method.