Fault tolerance grid scheduling with checkpoint based on Ant Colony System

Saufi Bukhari, Ku Ruhana Ku-Mahamud, Hiroaki Morino

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Task resubmission and checkpoint are among several popular techniques used in providing fault tolerance in grid computing. However, due to the lack of side-by-side comparison, it is not certain of the best technique that would not degrade the system performance in addition to providing fault tolerance capability. This study proposed Dynamic ACSbased Fault Tolerance in grid computing using resubmission to new resource, checkpoint technique and utilization of resource execution history with the aim to reduce execution and task processing time and to increase the success rate in grid environment. The proposed algorithm is compared with other relevant algorithms to measure the performance in terms of execution time, success rate and average processing time. The results suggest that the proposed algorithm with improved task resubmission, checkpoint and extended pheromone update formula gives better performance in managing execution failure as well as resource selection during task assignment or resubmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Ant Colony System
  • Fault tolerance
  • Grid computing
  • Task checkpoint
  • Task resubmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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