For my first paper, I showed that fairshare algorithm is actually not fair in a number of instances. Furthermore, I showed that in the most common case of resource sharing where two users have complementary workloads, fairshare fails to fairly distribute the resources.
My first paper was a paper exercise (actually a very complex excel exercise). For my second paper I intend to use the GridSim and the Alea software packages to simulate my hypothesis more concretely.
I have look at the latest version of Alea and it is very buggy! Not how software solid be written. Lots of hard-coded values, and inherently not adaptable to a new workload without manual changes to the environment and source code. I have been making source code modifications and I guess I should start a repo that will hold my updates.
GridSim is more stable, but it has been around for longer. I will need to make changes to that package as well.
Ad soon as my first paper is accepted, I will post it here for reference, and most of this will make more sense.