Issue No. 05 - May (1979 vol. 28)
null Yuan-Chieh Chow , Department of Computer Science, Wright State University
Queueing models for a simple heterogeneous multiple processor system are presented, analyzed, and compared. Each model is distinguished by a job routing strategy which is designed to reduce the average job turnaround time by balancing the total load among the processors. In each case an arriving job is routed by a job dispatcher to one of m parallel processors. The job routing strategies are divided into two classes: deterministic and nondeterministic. The nondeterministic policies are described by state independent branching probabilities. For the deterministic policies, the next processor is chosen to minimize or maximize the expected value of a performance related criterion function.
queueing models., Job routing, load balancing, multiple processor system, performance analysis
n. Yuan-Chieh Chow and W. Kohler, "Models for Dynamic Load Balancing in a Heterogeneous Multiple Processor System," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 28, no. , pp. 354-361, 1979.