History, an Intelligent Load Sharing Filter

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Anders Svensson
Title: History, an Intelligent Load Sharing Filter
Conference name: The 10th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Year: 1990
Pagination: 546-553
ISBN: 0 8186 2048 X
Publisher: IEEE
City: Paris
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics (Institutionen för telekommunikation och matematik)
Dept. of Telecommunications and Mathematics S-37179 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The author proposes a filter component to be included in a load-sharing algorithm to detect short-lived jobs not worth considering for remote execution. Three filters are presented. One filter, called History, detects short-lived jobs by using job names and statistics based on previous executions. Job traces are allocated from diskless work stations connected by a local area network and supported by a distributed file system. Trace-driven simulation is then used to evaluate History with respect to the other filters. Two load-sharing algorithms show significant improvement of the mean job response ratio when the History filter is added.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Keywords: distributed processing, local area networks, resource allocation