%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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