Alternatives to Coscheduling a Network of Workstations

@article{Nagar1999AlternativesTC,
  title={Alternatives to Coscheduling a Network of Workstations},
  author={Shailabh Nagar and Ajit Banerjee and Anand Sivasubramaniam and Chita R. Das},
  journal={J. Parallel Distrib. Comput.},
  year={1999},
  volume={59},
  pages={302-327}
}
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 operations, waiting for a message and arrival of a message, can be used to take remedial actions that can guide the behavior of the system toward… CONTINUE READING

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