AUTOMATIC LAUNCHING OF APPLICATIONS WITH LOAD BALANCING BASED ON CURRENT LOAD AND "POTENTIAL" LOAD
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-01
In a distributed system, where applications are installed on one or more servers. a central controller is needed to manage the resources. The controller has knowledge of all the applications and the servers that have them installed. In such a system, launching an application can be automatic and can be done without the client having to mount the server's filesystem through NFS. Also, on such systems, load balancing can be done in a lot of different ways. This document explains one such unique way that takes into account not just the current load on the various servers but also the "potential" load that it carries.