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    Global dynamic load-balancing for decentralised distributed simulation
    (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 2014-12-10) ; ;
    Distributed simulations require partitioning mechanisms to operate, and the best partitioning algorithms try to load-balance the partitions. Dynamic load-balancing, i.e. re-partitioning simulation environments at run-time, becomes essential when the load in the partitions change. In decentralised distributed simulation the information needed to dynamically load-balance seems difficult to collect and to our knowledge, all solutions apply a local dynamic load balancing: partitions exchange load only with their neighbours (more loaded partitions to less loaded ones). This limits the effect of the load-balancing. In this paper, we present a global dynamic load-balancing of decentralised distributed simulations. Our algorithm collects information in a decentralised fashion and makes re-balancing decisions based on the load processed by every logical processes. While our algorithm has similar results to others in most cases, we show an improvement of the load-balancing up to 30% in some challenging scenarios against only 12.5% for a local dynamic load-balancing.
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