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Author Bishop, Matt ♦ Valence, Mark ♦ Wisniewski, Leonard F.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Process Migration ♦ Heterogeneous Distributed System ♦ Distributed System ♦ Graph Model ♦ Non-traditional Scenario ♦ Great Diversity ♦ Single Process Migration ♦ Graceful Degradation ♦ Heterogeneous Distrib ♦ Heterogeneous Migration Facility ♦ Introduction Distributed System ♦ Idle Resource ♦ Layered Approach ♦ Load Balancing ♦ Checkpoint Data ♦ Large Quantity ♦ Heterogeneous Environment
Abstract The policies and mechanisms for migrating processes in a distributed system become more complicated in a heterogeneous environment, where the hosts may differ in their architecture and operating systems. These distributed systems include a large quantity and great diversity of resources which may not be fully utilized without the means to migrate processes to the idle resources. In this paper, we present a graph model for single process migration which can be used for load balancing as well as other non-traditional scenarios such as migration during the graceful degradation of a host. The graph model provides the basis for a layered approach to implementing the mechanisms for process migration in a Heterogeneous Migration Facility (HMF). HMF provides the user with a library to automatically migrate processes and checkpoint data. 1 Introduction Distributed systems provide users with access to remote resources spread across a room, a community, or even a country. A heterogeneous distrib...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1995-01-01