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Impact: Fair Share Scheduler

Greg Ryan forwarded a link to an article about the use of the “Fair Share scheduler” on the University high performance¬†computing facility:

The fair share scheduler was developed by Judy and Piers Lauder in the early 1980’s. They had a paper in the Communications of the ACM in 1988:

Still in use today!



Author Bio

Bob Kummerfeld

Bob Kummerfeld

Bob Kummerfeld's research interests lie in the general area of pervasive computing with an emphasis on user modelling.

Related Projects

  • FairShare

    Whenever a computer supports two or more activities, it needs to schedule them so that resources are shared appropriately. Conventional schedulers allow some users to exploit the system and take a large part of the machine’s resources and make it is easy for a user to accidentally or intentionally Read more

Related Publications

J Kay, P Lauder: A Fair Share Scheduler. In: Communications of the ACM, 1 (31), pp. 44 - 55, 1988.