Grid is a network of computational resources that may potentially span many continents. Maximization of the resource utilization hinges on the implementation of an efficient load balancing scheme, which provides (i) minimization of idle time, (ii) minimization of overloading, and (iii) minimization of control overhead. In this paper, we propose a dynamic and distributed load balancing scheme for grid networks. The distributed nature of the proposed scheme not only reduces the communication overhead of grid resources but also cuts down the idle time of the resources during the process of load balancing.We apply the proposed load balancing approach on Enhanced GridSim in order to gauge the effectiveness in terms of communication overhead and response time reduction.We show that significant savings are delivered by the proposed technique compared to other approaches such as centralized load balancing and no load balancing.
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