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Table 1 Notations

From: Maximizing the profits of cloud service providers via dynamic virtual resource renting approach

Symbol Meaning
R Virtual resource
VM i A virtual machine
T j A task submitted by users
pl Price list of a virtual machine
I Price interval of a virtual machine
p The price of a virtual machine
Size The time a virtual machine takes to finish the task
N The execution state of a task
e The urgency of the current task
AP The acceptable price
Decision The virtual machine rental strategy decision
Revenue The fee a CSP can obtain after it completes a task
Rental The accumulated cost of renting virtual machines for processing a task
Profit The profits that a CSP gains from completing a task