Request forwarding is an efficient approach in discovering resources in distributed systems because it achieves one of the main goals of distributed systems namely the scalability goal. Despite achieving reasonable scalability, this approach suffers from long response times to resource requests. Several solutions such as learning-based request forwarding… (More)
—Mosix has long been recognized as a distributed operating system leader in the high performance computing community. In this paper, we analyze the load-balancing capabilities of a Mosix cluster in handling requests for different types of resources through real experiments on a Mosix cluster comprising of heterogeneous machines.