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Multi-tiered distributed computing platform

Page, Andrew J. , Keane, Thomas M. , Allen, Richard, Naughton, Thomas J. and Waldron, John (2003) Multi-tiered distributed computing platform. In: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Principles and practice of programming in Java. Computer Science Press, New York, pp. 191-194. ISBN 0954414519

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Abstract

A simple programmable Java platform-independent distributed computation system has been developed to exploit the free resources on computers linked together by a network. It is a multi-tiered distributed system model, which is unbounded in principal. 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 dynamically allocate resources between jobs based on the constantly changing characteristics of the underlying network. The system has been evaluated over a network of 90 PCs with a bioinformatics application.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 11:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1081

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