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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2001)
Brisbane, Australia
May 15, 2001 to May 18, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1010-8
pp: 56
Michael D. Beynon , University of Maryland
Alan Sussman , University of Maryland
Tahsin Kurc , Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Joel Saltz , University of Maryland
Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsRecent research on programming models for developing applications in the Grid has proposed component-based models as a viable approach, in which an application is composed of multiple interacting computational objects. We have been developing a framework, called filter-stream programming, for building data-intensive applications that query, analyze and manipulate very large data sets in a distributed environment. In this model, the processing structure of an application is represented as a set of processing units, referred to as filters. In this paper, we develop the problem of scheduling instances of a filter group. A filter group is a set of filters collectively performing a computation for an application. In particular, we seek the answer to the following question: should a new instance be created, or an existing one reused? We experimentally investigate the effects of instantiating multiple filter groups on performance under varying application characteristics.

M. D. Beynon, A. Sussman, T. Kurc and J. Saltz, "Optimizing Execution of Component-based Applications using Group Instances," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Brisbane, Australia, 2001, pp. 56.
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