Report Number: CSL-TR-86-310
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Dynamic resource allocation in a hierarchical multiprocessor system - a
Date: October 1986
Abstract: In this report, an integrated system approach to dynamic resource allocation is proposed. Some of the problems in dynamic resource allocation and the relationship of these problems to system structures are examined. A general dynamic resource allocation scheme is presented. A hierarchical system architecture which dynamically maps between processor structure and programs at multiple levels of instantiations is described. Simulation experiments have been conducted to study dynamic resource allocation on the proposed system. Preliminary evaluation based on simple dynamic resource allocation algorithms indicates that with the proposed system approach, the complexity of dynamic resource management could be significantly reduced while achieving reasonably effective dynamic resource allocation.