The Design of Load Balancing Strategies for Distributed Systems
In this paper we consider the problem of designing and selecting load balancing mechanisms for distributed systems based on local area networks. In particular, we will focus on the type of information needed to make balancing decisions and on the desirable properties of the decision algorithms. We also describe our current approach to this problem, which essentially consists of carrying out a series of experiments on a prototype load balancing implementation. Finally, we present the insights we have derived from our experimental results.