Distributed scheduling for multicomputers

  • Laurent Philippe
  • Guy-René Perrin
Load Balancing and Performance Optimization
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 797)

Abstract

Load sharing or load balancing are generally described as ways to get better execution performances: lots of experimentations have been successfully carried out, usually on networks of workstations. In this article we present new aspects of the load balancing issue when applying it to multicomputers. The main constraints and motivations for a load balancing service on multicomputers are studied. We show that this service could rise to a distributed scheduling service, integrated in the operating system and could avoid the hard process mapping task. A description of a load balancing implementation under Chorus/MiX is given.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Philippe
    • 1
  • Guy-René Perrin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Franche-ComtéBesançon

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