μCloud : a P2P cloud platform for computing service provision

Fouodji Tasse, Ghislain (2012) μCloud : a P2P cloud platform for computing service provision. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

The advancements in virtualization technologies have provided a large spectrum of computational approaches. Dedicated computations can be run on private environments (virtual machines), created within the same computer. Through capable APIs, this functionality is leveraged for the service we wish to implement; a computer power service (CPS). We target peer-to-peer systems for this service, to exploit the potential of aggregating computing resources. The concept of a P2P network is mostly known for its expanded usage in distributed networks for sharing resources like content files or real-time data. This study adds computing power to the list of shared resources by describing a suitable service composition. Taking into account the dynamic nature of the platform, this CPS provision is achieved using a self stabilizing clustering algorithm. So, the resulting system of our research is based around a hierarchical P2P architecture and offers end-to-end consideration of resource provisioning and reliability. We named this system μCloud and characterizes it as a self-provisioning cloud service platform. It is designed, implemented and presented in this dissertation. Eventually, we assessed our work by showing that μCloud succeeds in providing user-centric services using a P2P computing unit. With this, we conclude that our system would be highly beneficial in both small and massively deployed environments.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cloud computing, Computer power service, Peer-to-peer systems, P2P, Aggregating computing resources, Resource sharing, Selfstabilizing clustering algorithm, User-centric services
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Computer Science
Supervisors:Bradshaw, Karen
ID Code:3461
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:25 Sep 2012 13:05
Last Modified:25 Sep 2012 13:05
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