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Distributed hierarchical workstation cluster co-ordination scheme

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2 Author(s)
Abawajy, J.H. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Dandamudi, S.P.

When a set of geographically distributed autonomous clusters of workstations are combined into a single large-scale virtual distributed system, a control mechanism for coordinating the activities of the combined system for effective utilisation of the resources is indispensable. This paper presents a co-ordination mechanism suitable for scheduling and distributing services across the host of such large-scale virtual distributed systems. The proposed scheme is scalable and reliable. Also, it combines both centralised and decentralised co-ordination mechanisms while eliminating/minimising their drawbacks

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Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2000. PARELEC 2000. Proceedings. International Conference on

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