Accession Number : ADA637066
Title : A Parallel Workload Model and its Implications for Processor Allocation
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COMPUTER SCIENCE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Downey, Allen B
Report Date : Nov 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : We develop a workload model based on the observed behavior of parallel computers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Cornell Theory Center. This model gives us insight into the performance of strategies for scheduling malleable jobs on space-sharing parallel computers. We find that Adaptive Static Partitioning (ASP), which has been reported to work well for other workloads, is inferior to some FIFO strategies that adapt better to system load. The best of the strategies we consider is one that explicitly restricts cluster sizes when load is high (a variation of Sevcik's A+ strategy ).
Descriptors : *MULTIPROCESSORS , *PARALLEL PROCESSING , *SCHEDULING , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , ALLOCATIONS , DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING , WORKLOAD
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE