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%T A process migration harness for dynamic load balancing
%A S. A. Baker, K. R. Milner
%E Janet Edwards
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-14: Occam and the Transputer\-Current Developments
%X 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\[rs]s application, gives a
   brief survey of the types of dynamic load balancing
   algorithm currently under investigation and concludes with
   some preliminary performance results.

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