This book sets the foundations for load-balancing algorithms of active objects which belong to a parallel application developed with the ProActive middleware. The main approach is called the "Robin Hood + Nottingham Sheriff" load-balancing algorithm, which was validated in the context of computer grids through large-scale network simulations. Also, this book presents a model of Grids based on observation and measurement of the key characteristics for active- objects load-balancing: processing capacity and inter-resource communication latency.
Assistant Professor at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). He graduated in 2006 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidad de Chile and with a Diplôme de Docteur d'Informatique at INRIA-CNRS-Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). His research interests include networks and parallel, concurrent, and distributed environments.