The taxonomy from section 2.2.3 identified three major components of the mechanism required for load distribution: the load metric, load communication, and the transfer mechanism. These three components are discussed in sections 7.1 to 7.3. Section 7.4 details the mechanism to supply job resource predictions.
The mechanisms developed in this chapter are simple, as the objective is not to test or develop new mechanisms, but rather to develop and test the policies which they support. Thus for simplicity, the mechanism is implemented with a global load collection and local policy modules.