A feedback macro-scheduler

  title={A feedback macro-scheduler},
  author={Samuel T. Chanson and Prem S. Sinha},
  journal={Journal of Computer Science and Technology},
A multi-class macro-scheduler is described in this paper. The scheduler periodically determines the number of jobs from each class that should be activated to minimize a weighted sum of the mean system residence time without saturating the system. The computation is based on the estimated system workload in the next interval. Thus it is adaptive to workload variation. The service provided to each class (specifically, the mean response time) may be adjusted by changing the weight associated with… CONTINUE READING