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A novel strategy for load balancing of distributed medical applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20703702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Current trends in medicine, specifically in the electronic handling of medical applications, ranging from digital imaging, paperless hospital administration and electronic medical records, telemedicine, to computer-aided diagnosis, creates a burden on the network. Distributed Service Architectures, such as Intelligent Network (IN), Telecommunication Information Networking Architecture (TINA) and Open Service Access (OSA), are able to meet this new challenge. Distribution enables computational tasks to be spread among multiple processors; hence, performance is an important issue. This paper proposes a novel approach in load balancing, the Random Sender Initiated Algorithm, for distribution of tasks among several nodes sharing the same computational object (CO) instances in Distributed Service Architectures. Simulations illustrate that the proposed algorithm produces better network performance than the benchmark load balancing algorithms-the Random Node Selection Algorithm and the Shortest Queue Algorithm, especially under medium and heavily loaded conditions.
Authors:
Rajasvaran Logeswaran; Li-Choo Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical systems     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0148-5598     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Syst     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806056     Medline TA:  J Med Syst     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, 63100, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, loges@ieee.org.
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