Thread Scheduling for Multiprogrammed Multiprocessors

@article{Arora1998ThreadSF,
  title={Thread Scheduling for Multiprogrammed Multiprocessors},
  author={Nimar S. Arora and Robert D. Blumofe and C. Greg Plaxton},
  journal={Theory of Computing Systems},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={115-144}
}
We present a user-level thread scheduler for shared-memory multiprocessors, and we analyze its performance under multiprogramming. We model multiprogramming with two scheduling levels: our scheduler runs at user-level and schedules threads onto a fixed collection of processes, while below this level, the operating system kernel schedules processes onto a fixed collection of processors. We consider the kernel to be an adversary, and our goal is to schedule threads onto processes such that we… CONTINUE READING
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