ATM-based cluster computing for multi-problem domains

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This study evaluates the performance of an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) local area network (LAN) for general as well as parallel distributed computing. General distributed computing uses client-server based applications that employ Remote Procedure Call (RPC) on top of the TCP/UDP/IP protocol. These applications typically require high throughput, good response time, and fairness. In contrast, parallel applications favor much simpler models of computation which require more direct access to data among processors. To efficiently run these programs, the network needs to achieve hardware speed. This paper describe our experience in building a multi-programmed distributed computing environment using Digital Equipment Corporation`s ... continued below

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Chen, H.Y.; Brandt, J.M. & Armstrong, R.C. August 1, 1996.

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This study evaluates the performance of an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) local area network (LAN) for general as well as parallel distributed computing. General distributed computing uses client-server based applications that employ Remote Procedure Call (RPC) on top of the TCP/UDP/IP protocol. These applications typically require high throughput, good response time, and fairness. In contrast, parallel applications favor much simpler models of computation which require more direct access to data among processors. To efficiently run these programs, the network needs to achieve hardware speed. This paper describe our experience in building a multi-programmed distributed computing environment using Digital Equipment Corporation`s (DEC) AN2 ATM switch and Alpha workstations. We extend our study to include more elaborate network using simulation results.

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  • Other: DE97050469
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8249
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/415338 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 415338
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681085

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Chen, H.Y.; Brandt, J.M. & Armstrong, R.C. ATM-based cluster computing for multi-problem domains, report, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681085/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.