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Efficient scheduling of processes on processors of a Network of Workstations (NOW) is essential for good system performance. However, the design of such schedulers is challenging because of the complex interaction between several system and workload parameters. Coscheduling, though desirable, is impractical for such a loosely coupled environment. Two(More)
  • Peter Bodı́k, Armando Fox, +7 authors Jon Ingalls
  • 2006
Despite significant efforts in the field of Autonomic Computing , system operators will still play a critical role in administering Internet services for many years to come. However , very little is know about how system operators work, what tools they use and how we can make them more efficient. In this paper we study the practices of operators in a(More)
Efficient scheduling of processes on processors of a Network of Workstations (NOW) is essential to improve system performance. However, the design of such schedulers is challenging because of the complex interaction between several system and workload parameters. Coscheduling, though desirable, is impractical for such a loosely coupled environment. Two(More)
2 * Paper prepared for the DFID-funded research programme, Institutions and Pro-Poor Growth (IPPG). The authors are grateful to DFID for the funding that made this research possible. The views expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors and in no way represent either the official policy of DFID or the policy of any other part of the UK(More)
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