## An Effective Load Balancing Policy for Geometric Decaying Algorithms

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Gil_aneffective,

author = {Joseph Gil and Yossi Matias},

title = {An Effective Load Balancing Policy for Geometric Decaying Algorithms},

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

Parallel algorithms are often first designed as a sequence of rounds, where each round includes any number of independent constant time operations. This so-called work-time presentation is then followed by a processor scheduling implementation ona more concrete computational model. Many parallel algorithms are geometric-decaying in the sense that the sequence of work loads is upper bounded by a decreasing geometric series. A standard scheduling implementation of such algorithms consists of a repeated application of load balancing. We present a more effective, yet as simple, policy for the utilization of load balancing in geometric decaying algorithms. By making a more careful choice of when and how often load balancing should be employed, and by using a simple amortization argument, we showthat the number of required applications of load balancing should be nearly-constant. The policy is not restricted to any particular model of parallel computation, and, up to a constant factor, it is the best possible.

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