Two-level Scheduling of Discrete-event Simulation Servers

M. Marín and C. Bonacic (Chile)

Keywords

: Distributed computing, parallel and sequential discreteevent simulation, BSP computing, parallel computing, scheduling.

Abstract

We present a scheme for efficiently administrating a set of distributed simulation servers which attend requests from a number of users. These can be either sequential or parallel simulation models, or random combinations of the two. We treat each server as a BSP machine and organize our scheduling strategy upon the cost prediction and com putation model supported by it. Empirical results show that the proposed strategy is able to achieve near optimal perfor mance. Our aim was to develop a mechanism which be able to work with minimum global information so that it can be utilized on Web based simulation systems.

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