XtremWeb: A generic global computing system

Gilles Fedak, Cecile Germain, Vincent Neri, Franck Cappello

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Abstract

Global computing achieves high throughput computing by harvesting a very large number of unused computing resources connected to the Internet. This parallel computing model targets a parallel architecture defined by a very high number of nodes, poor communication performance and continuously varying resources. The unprecedented scale of the global computing architecture paradigm requires us to revisit many basic issues related to parallel architecture programming models, performance models, and class of applications or algorithms suitable for this architecture. XtremWeb is an experimental global computing platform dedicated to provide a tool for such studies. The paper presents the design of XtremWeb. Two essential features of this design are multi-applications and high-performance. Accepting multiple applications allows institutions or enterprises to set up their own global computing applications or experiments. High-performance is ensured by scalability, fault tolerance, efficient scheduling and a large base of volunteer PCs. We also present an implementation of the first global application running on XtremWeb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2001
Pages582-587
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2001 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: May 15 2001May 18 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2001

Other

Other1st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2001
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period5/15/015/18/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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