Limiting Manipulation in Data Centers and the Cloud

Principal Investigator(s): 
Ion Stoica, Eric Friedman, Ali Ghodsi

Researchers are designing algorithms to allocate resources in datacenters and clouds that can't be manipulated by users. In datacenters and clouds, computing resources or individual machines are allocated to users based on the requirements of the jobs they want to run. Users can manipulate allocations by misreporting their requirements. In this project, researchers design algorithms that are less susceptible to such manipulation. They will also use algorithmic mechanism design and game theory to develop general procedures for converting protocols so that they can't be manipulated. This will ultimately reduce the cost and energy usage of clouds and datacenters.

Funding provided by NSF grant 1161813, CSR: Medium: Limiting Manipulation in Data Centers and the Cloud.