Now in its third year, the STEM Fellowship Big Data Challenge is a competition that helps high school students get excited about Data Science and its potential to support inquiry-based learning and problem solving.
Through the modification of the kernel on a Ubuntu system, we managed to solve the n-Queens problem after changing the default time-slice, swappiness, latency and wakeup-granularity to different values and testing the problem.
The Linux kernel controls the way tasks (or processes) are managed in the running system. The task scheduler, sometimes called process scheduler, is the part of the kernel that decides which task to run next. In this project its analyzed the behavior of scheduler by changing a default value from the runtime scheduling. The default value is 950000µs, or 0.95 seconds for the sched\_rt\_runtime\_us or scheduler realtime running variable. Meaning that 5% of the CPU time is reserved for processes that don't run under a real-time or deadline scheduling policy. This value in this file specifies how much of the "period" time can be used by all real-time and deadline scheduled processes on the system. The AIO-Stress which shows the obtained results in the different tests is an a-synchronous I/O benchmark created by SuSE which is is a German Linux distribution provider and business unit of Novell, Inc.