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Using idle workstations in a shared computing environment

D. Nichols
1987 Proceedings of the eleventh ACM Symposium on Operating systems principles - SOSP '87  
The Buffer system is a set of programs running on Andrew workstations at CMU that give users access to idle workstations. Current Andrew users use the system over 300 times per day.  ...  In addition, it describes an application of the system known as gypsy servers, which allow network server programs to be run on idle workstations instead of using dedicated server machines.  ...  Shoch and Hupp's w o r m programs [8] used idle Alto workstations at Xerox PARC, but did not have access to a shared file system.  ... 
doi:10.1145/41457.37502 dblp:conf/sosp/Nichols87 fatcat:wizkl5ognjhxnd7mhe3vlrni6q

Execution of monolithic Java programs on large non-dedicated collections of commodity workstations

Michael Factor, Assaf Schuster, Konstantin Shagin
2002 Proceedings of the 2002 joint ACM-ISCOPE conference on Java Grande - JGI '02  
Today's typical computational environment consists of a large numbers of commodity workstations interconnected by high bandwidth networks.  ...  However, only a small portion of workstation's capacity is utilized since a large share of workstations may be idle at any given moment.  ...  We view this work as a first step in providing a convenient computing infrastructure using wide-scale non-dedicated environments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/583810.583839 dblp:conf/java/FactorSS02 fatcat:oj4bacp7mfcrtmqfomphgmifpi

Execution of monolithic Java programs on large non-dedicated collections of commodity workstations

Michael Factor, Assaf Schuster, Konstantin Shagin
2002 Proceedings of the 2002 joint ACM-ISCOPE conference on Java Grande - JGI '02  
Today's typical computational environment consists of a large numbers of commodity workstations interconnected by high bandwidth networks.  ...  However, only a small portion of workstation's capacity is utilized since a large share of workstations may be idle at any given moment.  ...  We view this work as a first step in providing a convenient computing infrastructure using wide-scale non-dedicated environments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/583835.583839 fatcat:2qas6ejm4zeodlgkilg6y7p3vy

Mechanism for Implementation of Load Balancing using Process Migration

Narayan A.Joshi, D. B. Choksi
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
The feature of load sharing or load balancing involves migration of running processes from highly loaded workstations of a network to the lightly-loaded or idle workstations of the network.  ...  This paper describes load balancing techniques to share the workload of the workstations belonging to a particular network to gain better performance from the overall network.  ...  It is frequently observed that, in a computing environment with a numbers of hosts connected by networks, there is high probability that some of the workstations are heavily loaded, while others are almost  ... 
doi:10.5120/4992-7256 fatcat:ptugxch73vhzdhyloviyilf764

Adaptive memory allocations in clusters to handle unexpectedly large data-intensive jobs

Li Xiao, Songquing Chen, Xiaodong Zhang
2004 IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems  
In a cluster system with dynamic load sharing support, a job submission or migration to a workstation is determined by the availability of CPU and memory resources of the workstation at the time [21] .  ...  The first scheme, Network RAM supported load sharing, combines job migrations with network RAM, which uses remote execution to initially allocate a job to the most lightly loaded workstation and, if necessary  ...  This work is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation under grants CCR-0098055 and ACI-0129883, and by a Usenix Association Research Fellowship.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tpds.2004.15 fatcat:s6qdvs5spfed5azhopdbm7b4oi

InteGrade: object-oriented Grid middleware leveraging the idle computing power of desktop machines

Andrei Goldchleger, Fabio Kon, Alfredo Goldman, Marcelo Finger, Germano Capistrano Bezerra
2004 Concurrency and Computation  
This paper introduces InteGrade, a novel object-oriented middleware Grid infrastructure that focuses on leveraging the idle computing power of shared desktop machines.  ...  Its features include support for a broad range of parallel applications and mechanisms to assure that the owners of shared resources do not perceive any loss in the quality of service.  ...  As InteGrade does, it focuses on harvesting idle computing power from workstations in order to perform useful computation, such as High Throughput Computing [LBRT97] tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cpe.824 fatcat:73weut2zwrcsrihaogfws7moom

Scavenging Idle CPU Cycles for Creation of Inexpensive Supercomputing Power

Madhuri D Bhavsar, Shrikant N Pradhan
2009 Journal of clean energy technologies  
NirmaGrid produced is coordination of available computational efforts by Scavenging of idle CPU cycles, which allows the sharing of a computational task among multiple processors.  ...  This paper aims at demonstrating experiences gained during aggregation of large computational power acquired from idle workstations connected on the campus.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Authors are thankful to Sneha Mehta, Hitesh , Harikrishna Chiatanya and Manan for their contribution in forming the NirmaGrid  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijcte.2009.v1.97 fatcat:43mmoyinondfvacptdtv6uxkf4

Instant-Access Cycle-Stealing for Parallel Applications Requiring Interactive Response [chapter]

P. H. J. Kelly, S. Pelagatti, M. Rossiter
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we study the use of idle cycles in a network of desktop workstations under unfavourable conditions: we aim to use idle cycles to improve the responsiveness of interactive applications through  ...  We present a fault-tolerant, low-administration service for identifying idle machines, which can usually assign a group of processors to a task in less than 200ms.  ...  commonly arise in a computer-aided design environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45706-2_122 fatcat:qsjfdp37ojh4nd3bzbja2w52ve

Energy Performance Assessment of Virtualization Technologies Using Small Environmental Monitoring Sensors

Lu Liu, Osama Masfary, Nick Antonopoulos
2012 Sensors  
In this paper, we investigate the current trends of Green IT awareness and how the deployment of small environmental sensors and Site Infrastructure equipment optimization techniques which can offer a  ...  Ultra small sensors could be deployed within a data centre to monitor environmental factors to lower the electrical costs and improve the energy efficiency.  ...  Acknowledgment The work reported in this paper has been supported by the RLTF HECloud Programme  ... 
doi:10.3390/s120506610 pmid:22778660 pmcid:PMC3386759 fatcat:ersm5fi3jvevvazxj524zawqwy

Mitigating disk energy management delays by exploiting peer memory

Guanying Wang, A.R. Butt, C. Gniady
2009 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis & Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems  
SARD uses a software-based approach to reduce spin-up delays while eliminating the need for major operating system changes, custom buffering, or shared memory infrastructure.  ...  avoiding access delays when the local disk is in a low power mode.  ...  INTRODUCTION Energy conservation in computer systems is driven by the positive financial and environmental implications, especially in servers [1] , [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mascot.2009.5366635 dblp:conf/mascots/WangBG09 fatcat:646xlcvtdncxjo27f5ui4ajm4u

Preemptable remote execution facilities for the V-system

Marvin M. Theimer, Keith A. Lantz, David R. Cheriton
1985 Proceedings of the tenth ACM symposium on Operating systems principles - SOSP '85  
Although any one of these programs may perform satisfactorily in isolation on a workstation, forcing them to share a single workstation degrades interactive response and increases the running time of non-interactive  ...  There are many circumstances in which the user can make use of this idle processing power.  ...  With the increasing prevalence of powerful personal workstations in the computing environments of many organizations, idle workstations will continue to represent a large source of computing cycles.  ... 
doi:10.1145/323647.323629 dblp:conf/sosp/TheimerLC85 fatcat:t22lfkrewnclvhjtwqvvpxcqk4

Preemptable remote execution facilities for the V-system

Marvin M. Theimer, Keith A. Lantz, David R. Cheriton
1985 ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review  
Although any one of these programs may perform satisfactorily in isolation on a workstation, forcing them to share a single workstation degrades interactive response and increases the running time of non-interactive  ...  There are many circumstances in which the user can make use of this idle processing power.  ...  With the increasing prevalence of powerful personal workstations in the computing environments of many organizations, idle workstations will continue to represent a large source of computing cycles.  ... 
doi:10.1145/323627.323629 fatcat:h7xff6y2yfdwviorvj4y4fx45e

The utility of exploiting idle workstations for parallel computation

Anurag Acharya, Guy Edjlali, Joel Saltz
1997 Proceedings of the 1997 ACM SIGMETRICS international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems - SIGMETRICS '97  
This information is useful for selecting workstations to place computation on. Fourth, how much bene t can a user expect?  ...  In this paper, we examine the utility of exploiting idle workstations for parallel computation. We attempt to answer the following questions.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Remzi Arpaci for the UC Berkeley workstation availability traces.  ... 
doi:10.1145/258612.258691 dblp:conf/sigmetrics/AcharyaES97 fatcat:una4nvaer5dn3k2xqk5ycrxqpe

The utility of exploiting idle workstations for parallel computation

Anurag Acharya, Guy Edjlali, Joel Saltz
1997 Performance Evaluation Review  
This information is useful for selecting workstations to place computation on. Fourth, how much bene t can a user expect?  ...  In this paper, we examine the utility of exploiting idle workstations for parallel computation. We attempt to answer the following questions.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Remzi Arpaci for the UC Berkeley workstation availability traces.  ... 
doi:10.1145/258623.258691 fatcat:x57eka5ijzbqrn6jshv7a6iuce

BATRUN DPS: MULTI-CELL, FAULT-TOLERANT, PARALLEL, BATCH PROCESSING FOR MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS

FREDY TANDIARY, SURAJ C. KOTHARI, ASHISH DIXIT, E. WALTER ANDERSON
1996 Computing in High Energy Physics '95  
This paper discusses the design of the BATRUN Distributed Processing System (DPS), In contrast to a dedicated cluster of workstations, the scheduling in BATRUN DPS must ensure that only the idle cycles  ...  are used for distributed computing and the Iocat users, when they are operating, have full control of their machines.  ...  Introduction Recent developments in distributed computing systems provide the user community with the ability to share resources on powerful workstations connected by a high speed network.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814447188_0041 fatcat:xupvencvybemfchhb4iyllevoe
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