Allocating data and workload among multiple servers in a local area networkInformation Systems (1995)
AbstractLocal area networks (LANs) have become indispensable in today's highly competitive business environment. A LAN connects multiple file servers for many concurrent information retrievals. The system administrator has to resolve two allocation problems, workload and data. The allocation decisions are interrelated; a transaction is routed to the server that contains the data items requested. Affinity-based workload allocation is employed, and the database is thus fragmented into data files that are allocated across multiple servers. The paper's two primary objectives are (i) to provide a rationale for workload and data allocation and (ii) to present an analytical model which will attain effective allocation policies. The integrated problem is presented in the form of a nonlinear zero-one integer program. A special structure of the problem is employed to demonstrate the complexity of the problem, and to propose an algorithm.
Citation InformationH. Lee and Taeho Park. "Allocating data and workload among multiple servers in a local area network" Information Systems Vol. 20 Iss. 3 (1995)
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