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A General Resource Reservation Framework for Scientific Computing

Ramamoorthi, Ravi and Rifkin, Adam and Dimitrov, Boris and Chandy, K. Mani (1997) A General Resource Reservation Framework for Scientific Computing. CRPC-97-7. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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We describe three contributions for distributed resource allocation in scientific applications. First, we present an abstract model in which different resources are represented as tokens of different colors; processes acquire resources by acquiring these tokens. Second, we present distributed scheduling algorithms that allow multiple resource managers to determine custom policies to control allocation of the tokens representing their particular resources. These algorithms allow multiple resource managers, each with its own resource management policy, to collaborate in providing resources for the whole system. Third, we present an implementation of a distributed resource scheduling algorithm framework using our abstract model. This implementation uses Infospheres, which are Internet communication packages written in Java, and shows the benefits of distributing the task of resource allocation to multiple resource managers.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1997 California Institute of Technology. This work was supported in part under the Caltech Infospheres Project by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under grant AFOSR F49620-94-1-0244 by the CISE directorate of the NSF under Problem Solving Environments grant CCR-9527130 and by the NSF Center for Research on Parallel Computation under cooperative agreement CCR-9120008. We thank Doug Lea for his helpful comments.
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-94-1-0244
Issue or Number:CRPC-97-7
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1997.cs-tr-97-19
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