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A load monitoring facility for task scheduling in heterogeneous environments

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4 Author(s)
Bu-Sung Lee ; School of Appl. Sci., Nanyang Technol. Univ., Singapore ; Wentong Cai ; Heng, A. ; Tai-Ann Tan

Whilst the concept of a virtual metacomputer over a networked collection of heterogeneous workstations has slowly emerged, there are still some shortcomings of these systems. For example, some systems are still incapable of balancing the load amongst the workstations; the problem is accentuated by the heterogeneity of the computers. To balance the load, first of all, the load information needs to be collected. In this paper, we first present the design and implementation of our load monitoring facility, and then discuss how the information gathered can be used in task scheduling. We will also use PVM as an example to show how our facility can be integrated with an existing system. Finally, the results obtained in our experiments will be discussed

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Algorithms & Architectures for Parallel Processing, 1996. ICAPP 96. 1996 IEEE Second International Conference on

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11-13 Jun 1996

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