An innovative application execution toolkit for multicluster grids

Zhifeng Yun, Zhou Lei, Gabrielle Allen, Daniel S. Katz, Tevfik Kosar, Shantenu Jha, Jagannathan Ramanujam
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops  
Multicluster grids provide one promising solution to satisfying growing computation demands of compute-intensive applications by collaborating various networked clusters. However, it is challenging to seamlessly integrate all participating clusters in different domains into a virtual computation platform. In order to take full advantages of multicluster grids capability, computer scientists need to deal with how to collaborate practically and efficiently participating autonomic systems to
more » ... e Grid-enabled applications. We make efforts on grid resource management and implement a toolkit called Pelecanus to improve the overall performance of application execution in multicluster grids environment. The Pelecanus takes advantages of the DA-TC (Dynamic Assignment with Task Containers) execution model to improve resource interoperability and enhance application execution and monitoring. Experiments show that it can significantly reduce turnaround time and increase resource utilization for certain applications with large number of sequential jobs.
doi:10.1109/clustr.2009.5289121 dblp:conf/cluster/YunLAKKJR09 fatcat:idax3ibhkjfx3c3stor24s4oay