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Dynamic, Data Dependent Load Balancing for European Metacomputing

Dynamic, Data Dependent Load Balancing for European Metacomputing

A very important find, especially with regards to the thesis I am doing. I should therefore look into HiCon and give it a shot for setting up a link between the UPLB cluster as well as the ASTI cluster. Maybe even the other clusters from other Universities might want to give HiCon a chance, much like how the Europeans have done it.

Quoted from the site:

This paper presents the trans European Metacomputing research by the E=MC2 project. It illustrates the network, the trials and the experiences with extensive measurements between several European high performance computing centers coupled by ATM broadband networks, and investigates the possibilities and challenges of European Meta Computing on broadband networks.

For several trials the dynamic load balancing environment HiCon was installed on the clusters and several complex, parallelized applications were executed and observed on it. Additionally, several of these applications where executed concurrently in the system. The load balancing environment matched the trade-off between resource exploitation and communication overhead according to the system and network behavior. Broadband performance is always compared to the nowadays available Internet connection.

The results strengthen the promising expectations and show several interesting challenges, limitations and guidelines for European Meta Computing - how to share resources between distant high performance computing centers coupled by high speed networks and using flexible load distribution services.

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