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Load Balancing in Parallel Computers

Theory and Practice

Authors: Chenzhong Xu, Lau, Francis C.M.

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Load Balancing in Parallel Computers: Theory and Practice is about the essential software technique of load balancing in distributed memory message-passing parallel computers, also called multicomputers. Each processor has its own address space and has to communicate with other processors by message passing. In general, a direct, point-to-point interconnection network is used for the communications. Many commercial parallel computers are of this class, including the Intel Paragon, the Thinking Machine CM-5, and the IBM SP2.
Load Balancing in Parallel Computers: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject using rigorous mathematical analyses and practical implementations. The focus is on nearest-neighbor load balancing methods in which every processor at every step is restricted to balancing its workload with its direct neighbours only. Nearest-neighbor methods are iterative in nature because a global balanced state can be reached through processors' successive local operations. Since nearest-neighbor methods have a relatively relaxed requirement for the spread of local load information across the system, they are flexible in terms of allowing one to control the balancing quality, effective for preserving communication locality, and can be easily scaled in parallel computers with a direct communication network.
Load Balancing in Parallel Computers: Theory and Practice serves as an excellent reference source and may be used as a text for advanced courses on the subject.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Load Balancing in Parallel Computers
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
381
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-27256-6
DOI
10.1007/b102252
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9819-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7066-7
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 210
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