In adaptive dispatch mode, the Load Balancer evaluates the computing resources on all available nodes. It identifies the node with the most available CPU and checks the resource provision thresholds on the node. It dispatches the task if doing so does not cause any threshold to be exceeded. The Load Balancer does not dispatch a task to a node that is out of free swap space.
In adaptive dispatch mode, the Load Balancer can use the CPU profile to rank nodes according to the amount of computing resources on the node.
To identify the best node to run a task, the Load Balancer also collects and stores statistics from the last three runs of the task and compares them with node load metrics. If no statistics exist in the repository, the Load Balancer uses the following default values:
40 MB memory
In adaptive dispatch mode, the order in which the Load Balancer dispatches tasks from the dispatch queue depends on the task requirements and dispatch priority. For example, if multiple tasks with the same service level are waiting in the dispatch queue and adequate computing resources are not available to run a resource intensive task, the Load Balancer reserves a node for the resource intensive task and keeps dispatching less intensive tasks to other nodes.