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2006

An Interoperability Approach to System Software, Tools, and Libraries for Clusters

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An Interoperability Approach to System Software, Tools, and Libraries for Clusters
Systems software for clusters typically derives from a multiplicity of sources: the kernel itself, software associated with a particular distribution, site-specific purchased or open-source software, and assorted home-grown tools and procedures that attempt to glue everything together to meet the needs of the users and administrators of a particular cluster. Whether a cluster is a general-purpose resource serving multiple users or dedicated to a single application, getting everything to work together is a challenge. The challenge is partially met by special software distributions for clusters such as OSCAR or ROCKS. Here we discuss another approach (although it is not inconsistent with existing distributions), in which a small number of concepts are deployed to facilitate the customized integration of various software tools for cluster management, operation, and user jobs. The concepts include (1) a component approach to basic system software such as schedulers, queue managers, proces...
Ewing L. Lusk, Narayan Desai, Rick Bradshaw, Andre
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where IJHPCA
Authors Ewing L. Lusk, Narayan Desai, Rick Bradshaw, Andrew Lusk, Ralph Butler
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