Patent Number: 8,793,365

Title: Environmental and computing cost reduction with improved reliability in workload assignment to distributed computing nodes

Abstract: A system and method of allocating a job submission for a computational task to a set of distributed server farms each having at least one processing entity comprising; receiving a workload request from at least one processing entity for submission to at least one of the set of distributed server farms; using at least one or more conditions associated with the computational task for accepting or rejecting at least one of the server farms to which the job submission is to be allocated; determining a server farm that can optimize the one or more conditions; and dispatching the job submission to the server farm which optimizes the at least one of the one or more conditions associated with the computational task and used for selecting the at least one of the server farms.

Inventors: Arsovski; Igor (Williston, VT), Bonaccio; Anthony Richard (Shelburne, VT), Cranford, Jr.; Hayden C. (Cary, NC), Degbotse; Alfred (Colchester, VT), Iadanza; Joseph Andrew (Hinesburg, VT), Leonard; Todd Edwin (Williston, VT), Thiagarajan; Pradeep (South Burlington, VT), Ventrone; Sebastian Theodore (South Burlington, VT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018