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A methodology for evaluating load balancing algorithms

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3 Author(s)
B. S. Joshi ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Wisconsin-Milwaukee Univ., WI, USA ; S. H. Hosseini ; K. Vairavan

In general, a load balancing algorithm improves a system performance. Obviously, larger the difference between the task arrival rates at various processors, more the system is imbalanced and more improvement in the system performance is achieved using a load balancing algorithm. The existing works which have used an experimental technique to show the improvement in the system performance under a load balancing algorithm have used an ad hoc procedure to select the task arrival rates for various processors. Thus, their experimental results necessarily may not provide a complete picture of the improvement in the system performance under their load balancing algorithms. The authors present a systematic scheme for the selection of the task arrival rates at various processors such that experimental results reflect a complete picture of the improvement in the system performance under a load balancing algorithm. The idea has been motivated by the well-known Taguchi technique used in quality control

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High Performance Distributed Computing, 1993., Proceedings the 2nd International Symposium on

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20-23 Jul 1993