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HLB: Toward Load-Aware Load Balancing

Abstract : The purpose of network load balancers is to optimize quality of service to the users of a set of servers-basically, to improve response times and to reducing computing resources - by properly distributing workloads. This paper proposes a distributed, application-agnostic, Hybrid Load Balancer (HLB) that-without explicit monitoring or signaling-infers server occupancies and processing speeds, which allows making optimised workload placement decisions. This approach is evaluated both through simulations and extensive experiments, including synthetic workloads and Wikipedia replays on a real-world testbed. Results show significant performance gains, in terms of both response time and system utilisation, when compared to existing load-balancing algorithms.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:11:09 PM
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Zhiyuan Yao, Yoann Desmouceaux, Juan-Antonio Cordero-Fuertes, Mark Townsley, Thomas Clausen. HLB: Toward Load-Aware Load Balancing. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2022, pp.1-16. ⟨10.1109/TNET.2022.3177163⟩. ⟨hal-03689859⟩



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