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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: http://staff.ask.sydney.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/950

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: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=35047

Still in use today!

Bob.

 


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.