Date: 22 Jun 2005

On the effectiveness of different diffusive load balancing policies in dynamic applications

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Abstract

The paper presents and evaluates a set of local dynamic load balancing strategies inspired to diffusion and characterised by different scopes of locality. The paper shows that policies with a very limited scope suit well highly dynamic applications; slowly dynamic applications, instead, can take advantage of diffusion policies with enlarged scope.

Work carried out under the financial support of the Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (MURST) in the framework of the Project “Design Methodologies and Tools of High Performance Systems for Distributed Applications”.