HLBGA: hybrid load balance based on genetic algorithm in cloud environment

Walaa Saber, Walid Moussa, Atef M. Ghuniem, Rawya Y. Rizk


Load balancing is an efficient mechanism to distribute loads over cloud resources in a way that maximizes resource utilization and minimizes response time. Metaheuristic techniques are powerful techniques for solving the load balancing problems. However, these techniques suffer from efficiency degradation in large scale problems. This paper proposes three main contributions to solve this load balancing problem. First, it proposes a Heterogeneous Initialized Load Balancing (HILB) algorithm to perform a good task scheduling process that improves the makespan in the case of homogeneous or heterogeneous resources and provides a direction to reach optimal load deviation. Second, it proposes a Hybrid Load Balance based on Genetic Algorithm (HLBGA) as a combination of HILB and Genetic Algorithm (GA). Third, a newly formulated fitness function that minimizes the load deviation is used for GA. The simulation of the proposed algorithm is implemented in the cases of homogeneous and heterogeneous resources in cloud resources. The simulation results show that the proposed hybrid algorithm outperforms other competitor algorithms in terms of makespan, resource utilization, and load deviation.


cloud computing; genetic algorithm; load balancing; load deviation; metaheuristic;

DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v11i3.pp%25p
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