Techniques are described for managing the execution of programs on multiple computing systems, such as computing systems organized into multiple groups. A program execution service manages the program execution on behalf of multiple customers or other users, and selects appropriate computing systems to execute one or more instances of program, such as based in part on locations of one or more previously stored copies of the program from which copies of the program to execute may be acquired. For example, in some situations the selection of an appropriate computing system to execute an instance of a program is based in part on physical or logical proximity to other resources, such as stored copies of the program, executing copies of the program, and/or available computing systems.

Title
Managing execution of programs by multiple computing systems
Application Number
200780020255
Publication Number
101460907
Application Date
March 29, 2007
Publication Date
June 17, 2009
Inventor
Hoole Quinton R
Brown Christopher
Smit Gabriel
Van Biljon Willem R
Tobler Benjamin
Pinkham Christopher C
Paterson jones Roland
Agent
Wang Beibei
Assignee
Amazon Tech
IPC
G06F 03/00