Volume 26, Issue 1 (2015), pp. 135–157
P2P systems enable decentralised applications for supporting collaborating groups and communities, where the collaboration may involve both sharing of data and sharing of group processes among group members. In such applications, monitoring and awareness are critical functionalities required for an effective collaboration. However, to date there has been little research into providing generic, application-independent awareness in P2P groupware systems. We present a distributed event-based awareness approach for such systems that provides different forms of awareness through a set of interoperating, low-level awareness services. The user and technical requirements for the approach are motivated with reference to Project-Based Learning in a P2P environment. We describe the implementation of a superpeer P2P network on a Cloud platform and the provision of reliable awareness services (AaaS – Awareness as a Service) from the Cloud. We report on the outcomes of an empirical evaluation of the performance and scalability of the approach.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2013Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 24, Issue 3 (2013), pp. 357–380
This study proposes a model for supporting the decision making process of the cloud policy for the deployment of virtual machines in cloud environments. We explore two configurations, the static case in which virtual machines are generated according to the cloud orchestration, and the dynamic case in which virtual machines are reactively adapted according to the job submissions, using migration, for optimizing performance time metrics. We integrate both solutions in the same simulator for measuring the performance of various combinations of virtual machines, jobs and hosts in terms of the average execution and total simulation time. We conclude that the dynamic configuration is prosperus as it offers optimized job execution performance.