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Economical Aspects of Resource Allocation under Discounts

Abstract Resource allocation is one of the most challenging issues policy decision makers must address. The objective of this thesis is to explore the resource allocation from an economical perspective, i.e., how to purchase resources in order to satisfy customers' requests. In this thesis, we attend to answer the question: when and how to buy resources to fulfill customers' demands with minimum costs?

The first topic studied in this thesis is resource allocation in cloud networks. Cloud computing heralded an era where resources (such as computation and storage) can be scaled up and down elastically and on demand. This flexibility is attractive for its cost effectiveness: the cloud resource price depends on the actual utilization over time.... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hu, Xinhui (Author) / Richa, Andrea (Advisor) / Schmid, Stefan (Committee member) / Sen, Arunabha (Committee member) / Xue, Guoliang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Cloud / Online algorithm / Optimal algorithm / Resource allocation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 98 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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