Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

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
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1985/6118.html
%F Bershad:CSD-86-276