Improving the performance of I/O-intensive applications on clusters of workstations

@article{Qin2006ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the performance of I/O-intensive applications on clusters of workstations},
  author={Xiao Qin and Hong Jiang and Yifeng Zhu and David R. Swanson},
  journal={Cluster Computing},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={297-311}
}
Load balancing in a workstation-based cluster system has been investigated extensively, mainly focusing on the effective usage of global CPU and memory resources. However, if a significant portion of applications running in the system is I/O-intensive, traditional load balancing policies can cause system performance to decrease substantially. In this paper, two I/O-aware load-balancing schemes, referred to as IOCM and WAL-PM, are presented to improve the overall performance of a cluster system… CONTINUE READING