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Balanced Workload Distribution On A Multi-processor Cluster

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC970121

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,640 kb

Author(s)

J.L. Bosque, B. Moreno & L. Pastor

Abstract

This paper presents LoadBalancer, an application that aims to execute compute-intensive tasks over a cluster of machines linked through a local or wide area network. Workpackages are evenly distributed among the computers that compose the virtual machine. The available processors are arranged using a "farm" strategy, in which a master process sends workpackages to the slave processors that are integrated on the cluster. LoadBalancer has been developed for Construcciones Aeronauticas, S. A. (Space Division), under the EU ESPRIT Programme.

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