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A Directory Service for Configuring High-Performance Distributed Computations

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A Directory Service for Configuring High-Performance Distributed Computations
High-performance execution in distributed computing environments often requires careful selection and configuration not only of computers, networks, and other resources but also of the protocols and algorithms used by applications. Selection and configuration in turn require access to accurate, up-to-date information on the structure and state of available resources. Unfortunately, no standard mechanism exists for organizing or accessing such information. Consequently, different tools and applications adopt ad hoc mechanisms, or they compromise their portability and performance by using default configurations. We propose a Metacomputing Directory Service that provides efficient and scalable access to diverse, dynamic, and distributed information about resource structure and state. We define an extensible data model to represent required information and present a scalable, highperformance, distributed implementation. The data representation and application programming interface are ado...
Steven Fitzgerald, Ian T. Foster, Carl Kesselman,
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where HPDC
Authors Steven Fitzgerald, Ian T. Foster, Carl Kesselman, Gregor von Laszewski, Warren Smith, Steven Tuecke
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