XtremWeb: Building an experimental platform for global computing

Cécile Germain, Vincent Néri, Gilles Fedak, Franck Cappello

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Global Computing achieves highly distributed computations by harvesting a very large number of unused computing resources connected to the Internet. Although the basic techniques for Global Computing are well understood, several issues remain unadressed, such as the ability to run a large variety of applications, economical models for resource management, performance models accounting for WAN and machine components, and finally new parallel algorithms based on true massive parallelism, with very limited, if any, communication capability. The main purpose of XtremWeb is to build a platform to explore the potential of Global Computing. This paper presents the design decisions of the first implementation of XtremWeb. We also present some early performance measurement, mostly to highlight that even some basic performance features are not well understood yet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGrid Computing - GRID 2000 - 1st IEEE/ACM International Workshop, Proceedings
EditorsRajkumar Buyya, Mark Baker
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540414037, 9783540414032
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Annual IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing, GRID 2000 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Dec 17 2000Dec 17 2000

Publication series

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


Conference1st Annual IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing, GRID 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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