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Dynamic Load Balancing on Networked Multi-core Computers

  • Stanley Chien
  • Gun Makinabakan
  • Akin Ecer
  • Hasan Akay
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 74)

Abstract

As multi-core computers becoming the main computation force of the computer network, dynamic load balancing for parallel applications on multi-core computers needs to be studied. The paper describes a method for extending the dynamic load balancing tool to support multi-core computers. The method scales all cost function information into per CPU core unit and performs dynamic load balancing in terms of CPU cores. The parallel processes are assigned to each computer (not each CPU core) assuming that the operating system assigns the parallel processes equally among all CPU cores. The proposed tool has been successfully tested for supporting parallel CFD applications.

Key words

parallel computing multi-core computer dynamic load balancing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Chien
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gun Makinabakan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Akin Ecer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hasan Akay
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering DepartmentWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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