Conservative Dynamic Load Balancer for Performance Enhancement of NUMA Multiprocessor Systems

Conservative Dynamic Load Balancer for Performance Enhancement of NUMA Multiprocessor Systems

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Volume-70 Issue-3
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : D. A. Mehta, Priyesh Kanungo

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D. A. Mehta, Priyesh Kanungo, "Conservative Dynamic Load Balancer for Performance Enhancement of NUMA Multiprocessor Systems," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 54-65, 2022. Crossref,

In pursuit of enhancing the performance of NUMA multiprocessor systems in terms of throughput, CPU utilization and Turn Around Time of processes, Linux load balancer performs load balancing periodically, which in turn causes storms of load balancing attempts and process migrations involving large overheads of time. Many of these attempts are futile and impose performance penalties. We, therefore, propose a Conservative Dynamic Load Balancer which avoids the aggressive load balancing as done by existing load balancers and adheres to the restrictive policies of balancing the load under certain conditions. Reducing the overheads of load balancing attempts, process migration, and memory & cache access improves the Turn Around Time of processes significantly as compared to the Linux load balancer. The results of experimentation exhibit the performance gain in the range of 7-12 % for different NUMA systems.

Dynamic Load Balancing, DLB, Load Balancer, NUMA, Sched domain.

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