Load Balancing and Density Dependent Jump Markov Processes

@inproceedings{Mitzenmacher1996LoadBA,
  title={Load Balancing and Density Dependent Jump Markov Processes},
  author={Michael Mitzenmacher},
  year={1996}
}
We provide a new approach for analyzing both static and dynamic randomized load balancing strategies. We demonstrate the approach by providing the first analysis of the following model: customers arrive as a Poisson stream of rate n, < 1, at a collection of n servers. Each customer chooses some constant d servers independently and uniformly at random from the n servers, and waits for service at the one with the fewest customers. Customers are served according to the first-in first-out (FIFO… CONTINUE READING