Date Added: Nov 2012
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. Co-scheduling, 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 towards co-scheduling using local information. In MANETS, nodes are usually powered by batteries. To prolong the network life, the energy consumption of the routing task is crucial.