Research Area:  Cloud Computing
Multi-cloud is the use of multiple cloud computing in a single heterogeneous architecture. Workflow scheduling in multi-cloud computing is an NP-Hard problem for which many heuristics and meta-heuristics are introduced. This paper first presents a hybrid multi-objective optimization algorithm denoted as HGSOA-GOA, which combines the Seagull Optimization Algorithm (SOA) and Grasshopper Optimization Algorithm (GOA). The HGSOA-GOA applies chaotic maps for producing random numbers and achieves a good trade-off between exploitation and exploration, leading to an improvement in the convergence rate. Then, HGSOA-GOA is applied for scientific workflow scheduling problems in multi-cloud computing environments by considering factors such as makespan, cost, energy, and throughput. In this algorithm, a solution from the Pareto front is selected using a knee-point method and then is applied for assigning the scientific workflows tasks in a multi-cloud environment. Extensive comparisons are conducted using the CloudSim and WorkflowSim tools and the results are compared to the SPEA2 algorithm. The achieved results exhibited that the HGSOA-GOA can outperform other algorithms in terms of metrics such as IGD, coverage ratio, and so on.
Author(s) Name:  Ali Mohammadzadeh & Mohammad Masdari
Journal name:  Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:  Volume 2021
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12652-021-03482-5