SZTAKI desktop grid: a modular and scalable way of building large computing grids

Balaton, Zoltan, Gombas, Gabor, Kacsuk, Peter K., Kornafeld, Adam, Kovacs, Jozsef, Marosi, Attila Csaba, Vida, Gabor, Podhorszki, Norbert and Kiss, Tamas (2007) SZTAKI desktop grid: a modular and scalable way of building large computing grids. In: 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2007), Proceedings, 26-30 March 2007, Long Beach, California, USA. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 1-8. ISBN 1424409101


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So far BOINC based desktop grid systems have been applied at the global computing level. This paper describes an extended version of BOINC called SZTAKI desktop grid (SZDG) that aims at using desktop grids (DGs) at local (enterprise/institution) level. The novelty of SZDG is that it enables the hierarchical organisation of local DGs, i.e., clients of a DG can be DGs at a lower level that can take work units from their higher level DG server. More than that, even clusters can be connected at the client level and hence work units can contain complete MPI programs to be run on the client clusters. In order to easily create master/worker type DG applications a new API, called as the DC-API has been developed. SZDG and DC-API has been successfully applied both at the global and local level, both in academic institutions and in companies to solve problems requiring large computing power.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grid computing, desktop grids, BOINC
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 10:20
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:33

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