In this paper, experimental evaluation of the load balancing algorithm in real environments is presented. We emphasize the effects of delays on the exchange of information among nodes, and the constraints these effects impose on the design of a load balancing strategy. Two testbeds in two different real environments have been built; the first implementation was over a local area network whereas the second was over Planet-Lab. The results show the effect of network delays and variances in the task processing time on choosing adequate gain values for the load balancing algorithm.
43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Computer architecture, Computer networks, Concurrent computing, Delay effects
Abdallah, Chaouki T.; J. Ghanem; M. Hayat; S. Dhakal; J.D. Birdwell; J. Chiasson; and Z. Tang. "Implementation of the load balancing algorithm over a local area network and the internet." 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2004): 4199-4204. doi:10.1109/CDC.2004.1429411.