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Better Load Balancing on nodes with different processing power

Hi all,

I am using ICEGrid Replication with adaptive load-balancing for distributed requests, on 2 nodes with very different processing power, probably 1:3. From my observation the current setting couldn't utilize the more powerful machines, it seems the tasks distribute quite evenly to 2 nodes.

It would be idle to distribute more requests to the more powerful node and vice versa. Does the Ordered load-balancing type could help in this case?


  • I am using ICE version 3.7.1

  • benoit
    benoit Rennes, France


    Adaptive load-balancing is based on the load average (or CPU usage on Windows) of the 2 machines. If the load average is similar on both machines, IceGrid will evenly distribute the requests on the 2 machines.

    An easy way to achieve what you want would be to deploy more replicas on the machine which is more powerful. For example, 1 replica on the less powerful machine and 3 replica on the most powerful machine. You can then use the Ordered/Random strategy to distribute the load evenly on all the replicas.


  • That's a great idea! Thank you for your suggestion.