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A process migration harness for dynamic load balancing

Authors: Baker, S. A., Milner, K. R.


In order to attain high efficiency and maximum throughput from MIMD architectures, it is necessary to have a balanced load with all processors being utilised. If the optimum program configuration is data-dependent, the process distribution will have to be performed at run time, i.e. dynamically. A message-passing harness has been developed with a process migration capability for dynamic loca-balancing on transputer-based machines. This paper describes the process migration harness and the way in which it is integrated with the user's application, gives a brief survey of the types of dynamic load balancing algorithm currently under investigation and concludes with some preliminary performance results.


Proceedings of WoTUG-14: Occam and the Transputer-Current Developments, Janet Edwards, 1991, pp 52 - 61 published by IOS Press, Amsterdam

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