Deploying applications in multi-SAN SMP clusters

Albano Alves, Antonio Pina, Jose Exposto, Jose Rufino
2009 International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE)  
The effective exploitation of multi-SAN SMP clusters and the use of generic clusters to support complex information systems require new approaches; multi-SAN SMP clusters introduce new levels of parallelism and traditional environments are mainly used to run scientific computations. In this paper we present a novel approach to the exploitation of clusters that allows integrating in a unique metaphor: the representation of physical resources, the modelling of applications and the mapping of
more » ... the mapping of application into physical resources. The proposed abstractions favoured the development of an API that allows combining and benefiting from the shared memory, message passing and global memory paradigms. . He received his MSc and PhD Degrees in Informatics from Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Throughout his career he has conducted research and published in the areas of scalable parallel computing, parallel languages and environments and information retrieval. José Exposto is a Professor Adjunto at the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal. He is now concluding his PhD Thesis. José Rufino is a Professor Adjunto at the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal. He received his PhD Degree from Universidade do Minho, Portugal, in 2008. Since 2000 he has been researching in cluster computing and distributed systems.
doi:10.1504/ijcse.2009.027376 fatcat:6ff45oddena2bp3axmenp7en4m