International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Information Systems 1993
Conference paper

Satisfying response time goals in transaction processing systems

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This paper presents workload management algorithms for satishing administration defined response time goals in transaction processing systems. Each arriving transaction belongs to a predefined Transaction Class, and the system administrator defines an average response time goal for each transaction class. We present a dynamic transaction priority algorithm and a set of transaction routing algorithms for multiple processor transaction systems. These algorithms set priorities and route transactions based on the data objects accessed by the transactions, the CUT-rent load of each system, and the goal satisfaction of the transaction classes. OUTalgorithms have low overhead and through a detailed simulation study we show that the algorithms substantially improve goal satisfaction compared to previous work.