# Load Balance Efficiency

The Load Balance Efficiency (LBE) is computed as the ratio between Average Useful Computation Time (across all processes) and the Maximum Useful Computation time (also across all processes).

$LBE = \frac{Average Useful Computation Time}{Maximum Computation Time}$

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Related patterns: Code replication · Contention on shared resources · Frequency reduction by power governors · Load imbalance due to computational complexity (unknown a priori) · Inefficient user implementation of well-known math problem · Locality differences among threads · Lack of iterations on an OpenMP parallel loop · Operating System Noise ·