Application performance of a linux cluster using converse

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Abstract

Clusters of PCs are an attractive platform for parallel applications because of their cost effectiveness. We have implemented an interoperable runtime system called Converse on a cluster of Linux PCs connected by an inexpensive switched Fast Ethernet. This paper presents our implementation and its performance evaluation. We consider the question of the performance impact of using inexpensive communication hardware on real applications, using a large production-quality molecular dynamics program, NAMD, that runs on this cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParallel and Distributed Processing - 11 th IPPS/SPDP 1999 Workshops Held in Conjunction with the 13th International Parallel Processing Symposium and 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Proceedings
EditorsJosé Rolim
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages484-495
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540658319, 9783540658313
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event13th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1999 Held in Conjunction with the 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, SPDP 1999 - San Juan, United States
Duration: Apr 12 1999Apr 16 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1586
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Parallel Processing Symposium, IPPS 1999 Held in Conjunction with the 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, SPDP 1999
CountryUnited States
CitySan Juan
Period4/12/994/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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