A Preliminary Analysis and Simulation of Load Balancing Techniques Applied to Parallel Genetic Programming

  • F. Fernández de Vega
  • J. G. Abengózar Sánchez
  • C. Cotta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6692)


This paper addresses the problem of Load-balancing when Parallel Genetic Programming is employed. Although load-balancing techniques are regularly applied in parallel and distributed systems for reducing makespan, their impact on the performance of different structured Evolutionary Algorithms, and particularly in Genetic Programming, have been scarcely studied. This paper presents a preliminary study and simulation of some recently proposed load balancing techniques when applied to Parallel Genetic Programming, with conclusions that may be extended to any Parallel or Distributed Evolutionary Algorithm.


Parallel Genetic Programming Load Balancing Distributed Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Fernández de Vega
    • 1
  • J. G. Abengózar Sánchez
    • 2
  • C. Cotta
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de ExtremaduraMéridaSpain
  2. 2.Junta de ExtremaduraMéridaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad de MálagaMálagaSpain

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