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Adaptive scheduling across a distributed computation platform

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3 Author(s)
Page, A. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland ; Keane, T. ; Naughton, T.J.

A programmable Java distributed system, which adapts to available resources, has been developed to minimise the overall processing time of computationally intensive problems. The system exploits the free resources of a heterogeneous set of computers linked together by a network, communicating using SUN Microsystems' Remote Method Invocation and Java sockets. It uses a multi-tiered distributed system model, which in principal allows for a system of unbounded size. The system consists of an n-ary tree of nodes where the internal nodes perform the scheduling and the leaves do the processing. The scheduler nodes communicate in a peer-to-peer manner and the processing nodes operate in a strictly client-server manner with their respective scheduler. The independent schedulers on each tier of the tree dynamically allocate resources between problems based on the constantly changing characteristics of the underlying network. The system has been evaluated over a network of 86 PCs with a bioinformatics application and the travelling salesman optimisation problem.

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Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2004. Third International Symposium on/Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Networks, 2004. Third International Workshop on

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5-7 July 2004