Load Balancing With Maitre d'

Brian Bershad

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-86-276
December 1985

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1986/CSD-86-276.pdf

As the number of machines in a computer installation increases, the likelihood that they are all being equally used is very small. We have implemented a load-balancing system to increase the overall utilization and throughput of a network of computers. With this system, a busy machine will locate an underutilized one and attempt to process certain types of CPU intensive jobs there. We present here a complete functional description of the system and an analysis of its performance.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Bershad:CSD-86-276,
    Author = {Bershad, Brian},
    Title = {Load Balancing With Maitre d'},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1985},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1985/6118.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-86-276},
    Abstract = {As the number of machines in a computer installation increases, the likelihood that they are all being equally used is very small. We have implemented a load-balancing system to increase the overall utilization and throughput of a network of computers. With this system, a busy machine will locate an underutilized one and attempt to process certain types of CPU intensive jobs there. We present here a complete functional description of the system and an analysis of its performance.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Bershad, Brian
%T Load Balancing With Maitre d'
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1985
%@ UCB/CSD-86-276
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%F Bershad:CSD-86-276