Abstract: Future Grid Networks should be able to provide Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees
to their users. In this work we examine the way Grid resources should be
configured so as to provide deterministic delay guarantees to Guaranteed Service
(GS) users and fairness to Best Effort (BE) users. The resources are partitioned
in groups that serve GS users only, or BE users only, or both types of users with
different priorities. Furthermore, the GS users are registered to the resources
either statically or dynamically, while both singleandmulti-Cpuresources are
examined. Finally the proposed resource configurations for providing QoS are
implemented in theGridSim environment and a number simulations are executed.
Our results indicate that the allocation of resources to both types of users, with
different priorities, results in fewer deadlines missed and better resources utilization.
Finally benefits can be derived from the dynamic registration of GS users
to the resources