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Author Mofaddel, M. ♦ Tavangarian, D.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1998
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Resource management ♦ Workstations ♦ Power system management ♦ Computer architecture ♦ Hardware ♦ Computer science ♦ Memory management ♦ Distributed computing ♦ Availability ♦ Costs
Abstract The increasing use of workstation clusters as a substitute for distributed memory computing systems has gained widespread popularity due to the existence of the inexpensive and powerful workstations. Besides using remote execution commands in a workstation cluster users have incomplete information about the state of the whole system. Therefore, a large number of workstations frequently remain idle or lightly loaded where others are heavily loaded. Existing job management systems assign jobs to idle or most lightly loaded workstations according to the state of the underlying resources. Therefore the impact by interactive users on remote workstations is relatively high. We introduce a new concept of a resource management system which allocates the best suited workstation(s) to the user according to his/her former activities (User-Profile). By using this concept, there is no impact by interactive users because workstations have no owners but the workstation pool is public among all users. The possibilities of applying this concept on a traditional workstation cluster architecture and a new workstation cluster with a concurrent network architecture (CNA) is introduced too.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rostock Univ., Germany (Mofaddel, M.)
ISBN 0818686464
ISSN 10896503
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-08-27
Publisher Place Sweden
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 759.10 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 976
Ending Page 983

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library