Fairshare Scheduling

  • Art Sedighi
  • Milton Smith


Many scheduling systems use fair-share or proportional-fair-share algorithms (Kay and Lauder 1988). Fair-share schedulers were initially designed to manage the time allocations of processors in uniprocessor systems with workloads consisting of long-running, computer-bound processes (Kleban and Clearwater 2003). Each user was assigned a time slot on a machine (i.e. a mainframe), and in this time slot, the user’s job was the highest priority. If there were any other jobs, they were stopped and restarted at a later time.


Fairshare Kay and lauder Kleban Lottery-based scheduling Scheduling algorithm Dynamicity FUD Social justice Welfare economics Utilitarianism Aristotle’s equity principle Rawls’s theory of justice Nash’s bargaining theory Most advantaged user MAU Least advantaged user LAU Fairness Seem-fair Response time Wait time Slowdown Utilization Capacity loss Utility Welfare Game theory Van Neumann Cardinal utility Ordinal utility Pareto Bentham Total utility Marginal utility Experienced utility Decision utility FUD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Art Sedighi
    • 1
  • Milton Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems EngineeringTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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