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Livelock avoidance for Meta-schedulers

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3 Author(s)
J. Jardine ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, USA ; Q. Snell ; M. Clement

Meta-scheduling, a process which allows a user to schedule a job across multiple sites, has a potential for livelock. Current systems avoid livelock by locking down resources at multiple sites and allowing a meta-scheduler to control the resources during the lock down period or by limiting job size to that which will fit on one site. The former approach leads to poor utilization; the later poses limitations on job size. This research uses BYU's Meta-scheduler (YMS) which allows jobs to be scheduled across multiple sites without the need for locking down the nodes. YMS avoids livelock through exponential back-off. This research quantifies the potential for livelock, determines a suitable back-off period, and provides a structure upon which to test theoretical local schedulers. The results show that livelock exists and that a suitable exponential back-off not only avoids livelock but reduces the scheduling time for each job

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High Performance Distributed Computing, 2001. Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Symposium on

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