Accession Number : ADA186615

Title :   SAHAYOG: A Testbed for Load Sharing under Failure,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Dikshit, Piyush ; Tripathi, Satish K

PDF Url : ADA186615

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This paper describes the implementation of a testbed for distributed load sharing in a broadcast local area network consisting of AT&T 3B2 minicomputers. The testbed is designed to evaluate dynamic load sharing policies which use the process migration approach. It contains an optional fault-tolerance feature to handle single-node failures. Five load sharing algorithms are implemented and evaluated using the testbed under different loading conditions and for various parameter values. The experiments done using these algorithms confirm some earlier results about load sharing and also provide some new insights.

Descriptors :   *RADIO BROADCASTING, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, ALGORITHMS, DISTRIBUTION, DYNAMIC LOADS, MIGRATION, NETWORKS, PARAMETERS, POLICIES, SHARING, TEST BEDS, MINICOMPUTERS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE