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A new analytical method for parallel, diffusion-type load balancing

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3 Author(s)
Berenbrink, P. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC ; Friedetzky, T. ; Zengjian Hu

We propose a new proof technique which can be used to analyze many parallel load balancing algorithms. The technique is designed to handle concurrent load balancing actions, which are often the main obstacle in the analysis. We demonstrate the usefulness of the approach by analyzing various natural diffusion-type protocols. Our results are similar to, or better than, previously existing ones, while our proofs are much easier. The key idea is to first sequentialize the original, concurrent load transfers, analyze this new, sequential system, and then to bound the gap between both

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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2006. IPDPS 2006. 20th International

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25-29 April 2006