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A Comparison of Receiver-Initiated and Sender-Initiated Adaptive Load Sharing

Summary: A Comparison of Receiver-Initiated and Sender-Initiated
Adaptive Load Sharing
(Extended Abstract)
Derek L. Eager
Department of Computational Science
University of Saskatchewan
Edward D, Lazowska and John Zahorjan
Department of Computer Science
University of Washington
One goal of locally distributed systems is to facilitate resource
sharing. Most current locally distributed systems, however, share
primarily data, data storage devices, and output devices; there is
little sharing of computational resourees. Load shoring is the process
of sharing computational resources by transparently distributing the
system workload. System performance can be improved by
transferring work from nodes that are heavily loaded to nodes that
are lightly loaded.
Load sharing policies may be either static or adaptive. Static
policies use only information about the average behavior of the
system; transfer decisions are independent of the actual current


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences