“Experience with distributed processing on a host/satellite graphics system” by Michel and van Dam

  • ©Janet Michel and Andries (Andy) van Dam




    Experience with distributed processing on a host/satellite graphics system



    The problem cf distributing an application between two processors
    has been investigated by studying an interactive graphics
    application that is divided between a time-shared host computer and
    a dedicated satellite system. The division of labor in the
    application is determined by a network flow assignment algorithm.
    The effect of variation in availability of the host computer on the
    distribution of the application is also studied. In particular,
    host availability is an important factor in determining the task
    distribution. As host availability decreased, procedures miqrate
    from the host to the satellite.


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