Peck, Charles, Hursey, Joshua, McCoy, Josh, and Pande, Vijay
Dr. Dobb's Journal: Software Tools for the Professional Programmer. Nov2005, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p39-41. 3p. 1 Diagram.
SWITCHING power supplies, COMPUTER interfaces, DISTRIBUTED computing, CLIENT/SERVER computing, and COMPUTER science
This article describes a framework for harnessing distributed, tightly coupled cluster and switched-mode power supply (SMP) resources for computational science research. To support the execution of scientific cores on a variety of cluster and SMP-based distributed computing resources, the framework contains the area of functionality which are capability discovery, load balancing, progress monitoring checkpointing/restarting and results processing. This functionality is supported by a four-part structure which are the assignment/data server, mother, nannies and children.