Networking

Mechanism for Implementation of Load Balancing Using Process Migration

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Executive Summary

The feature of load sharing or load balancing involves migration of running processes from highly loaded workstations of a network to the lightly-loaded or idle workstations of the network. This paper describes load balancing techniques to share the workload of the workstations belonging to a particular network to gain better performance from the overall network. The mechanisms of load information collection, determining the idle workstations as well as highly-loaded workstations, and transferring the load from one workstation to another workstation are represented in this paper. The paper describes a dynamic load balancing algorithm to achieve runtime performance gained by managing the jobs as they arrive.

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