A proposal of an infrastructure for load-balancing transactions on electronic funds transfer systems

Alexandre Luis de Andrade, Tiago André Jost, Cristiano André da Costa, Rodrigo da Rosa Righi

Abstract


This article aims to present the first ideas for developing a framework for load-balancing called GetLB. Considering the electronic funds transfer (EFT) context, GetLB offers a new scheduling heuristic that optimizes the selection of Processing Machines to execute transactions in a processing center. Instead of using the Round-Robin typical approach, the proposal combines data from computation, network, memory and disc metrics for producing a unified scheduling approach, denoted LL (i,j). The proposal calculates the load level of executing an i-typed transaction on a j specific Processing Machine. Furthermore, the load-balancing framework also enables notifications triggered by Processing Machines to the Dispatcher for informing it about asynchronous events such as administrative tasks or transactions disposing. Aiming to evaluate GetLB, a simple prototype was developed by using Java RMI. Preliminary tests revealed that the framework is feasible, outperforming the number of queued transactions obtained with the Round-Robin approach.

Keywords: Electronic Funds Transfer, transactions, load balancing, remote method invocation


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