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Improvised Seagull Optimization Algorithm for Scheduling Tasks in Heterogeneous Cloud Environment

Pradeep Krishnadoss*, Vijayakumar Kedalu Poornachary, Parkavi Krishnamoorthy, Leninisha Shanmugam

Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, 632014, India

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Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 74(2), 2461-2478.


Well organized datacentres with interconnected servers constitute the cloud computing infrastructure. User requests are submitted through an interface to these servers that provide service to them in an on-demand basis. The scientific applications that get executed at cloud by making use of the heterogeneous resources being allocated to them in a dynamic manner are grouped under NP hard problem category. Task scheduling in cloud poses numerous challenges impacting the cloud performance. If not handled properly, user satisfaction becomes questionable. More recently researchers had come up with meta-heuristic type of solutions for enriching the task scheduling activity in the cloud environment. The prime aim of task scheduling is to utilize the resources available in an optimal manner and reduce the time span of task execution. An improvised seagull optimization algorithm which combines the features of the Cuckoo search (CS) and seagull optimization algorithm (SOA) had been proposed in this work to enhance the performance of the scheduling activity inside the cloud computing environment. The proposed algorithm aims to minimize the cost and time parameters that are spent during task scheduling in the heterogeneous cloud environment. Performance evaluation of the proposed algorithm had been performed using the Cloudsim 3.0 toolkit by comparing it with Multi objective-Ant Colony Optimization (MO-ACO), ACO and Min-Min algorithms. The proposed SOA-CS technique had produced an improvement of 1.06%, 4.2%, and 2.4% for makespan and had reduced the overall cost to the extent of 1.74%, 3.93% and 2.77% when compared with PSO, ACO, IDEA algorithms respectively when 300 vms are considered. The comparative simulation results obtained had shown that the proposed improvised seagull optimization algorithm fares better than other contemporaries.


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P. Krishnadoss, V. K. Poornachary, P. Krishnamoorthy and L. Shanmugam, "Improvised seagull optimization algorithm for scheduling tasks in heterogeneous cloud environment," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 74, no.2, pp. 2461–2478, 2023.

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