By Topic

Transparent load sharing in distributed systems: decentralized design alternatives based on the Condor package

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Chao-Ju Hou ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; K. G. Shin ; T. K. Tsukada

In recent years a number of load sharing (LS) mechanisms have been proposed or implemented to fully utilize system resources. We design and implement a decentralized LS mechanism based on the Condor package, and give in this paper a description of our design and implementation approaches. Two important features of the design are the use of region-change broadcasts in the information policy to provide each workstation with timely state information at the minimum communication cost, and the use of preferred list in the location policy to avoid task collisions. With these two features, we remove the central manager workstation in Condor, configure its functionalities into each participating workstation, and thus enhance the capability to tolerate single workstation failure and the reliability of Condor. We also discuss the experiments we conduct on the LS mechanism and the observations we obtained from empirical data

Published in:

Reliable Distributed Systems, 1994. Proceedings., 13th Symposium on

Date of Conference:

25-27 Oct 1994