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Abstract: "We evaluate the performance of threshold-based job allocation policies in a heterogeneous distributed computing system, where servers may have different speeds, and jobs may have different service demands, importance, and/or affinities for different servers. We find that while threshold-based policies typically yield low mean response time, these policies are not robust with respect to fluctuations or misprediction of the load. We propose a new adaptive dual-threshold policy and show that this policy yields low mean response time while also being robust."