Performance and Interoperability Issues in Incorporating Cluster Management Systems within a Wide-Area Network-Computing Environment

S. Adabala, N.H. Kapadia, J.A.B. Fortes
2000 ACM/IEEE SC 2000 Conference (SC'00)  
This paper describes the performance and interoperability issues that arise in the process of integrating cluster management systems into a wide-area networkcomputing environment, and provides solutions in the context of the Purdue University Network Computing Hubs (PUNCH). The described solution provides users with a single point of access to resources spread across administrative domains, and an intelligent translation process makes it possible for users to submit jobs to different types of
more » ... uster management systems in a transparent manner. The approach does not require any modifications to the cluster management software; however, call-back and caching capabilities that would improve performance and make such systems more interoperable with wide-area computing systems are discussed.
doi:10.1109/sc.2000.10021 dblp:conf/sc/AdabalaKF00 fatcat:fvejh2syqvbkjjce2l3vw4z3ua