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Grid Computing, IEEE/ACM International Workshop on (2004)
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 8, 2004 to Nov. 8, 2004
ISSN: 1550-5510
ISBN: 0-7695-2256-4
pp: 415-420
Daeyeon Park , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Jaesun Han , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Global computing system(GCS) harnesses the idle CPU resources of clients connected to Internet for solving large problems that require high volume of computing power. Since GCS scale to millions of clients, many projects usually adopt coarse-grained scheduling in order to reduce server-side contention at the expense of sacrificing the degree of parallelism and wasting CPU resources. In this paper, we propose a new type of client, i.e., a scheduling proxy that enables adaptive-grained scheduling between the server and clients. While the server allocates coarse-grained work units to scheduling proxies alone, clients download fine-grained work units from a relatively nearby scheduling proxy not from the distant server. By computation of small work units at client side, the turnaround time of work unit can be reduced and the waste of CPU time by timeout can be minimized without increasing the performance cost of contention at the server.
global computing system, desktop grid, adaptive scheduling, task granularity
Daeyeon Park, Jaesun Han, "Scheduling Proxy: Enabling Adaptive-Grained Scheduling for Global Computing System", Grid Computing, IEEE/ACM International Workshop on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 415-420, 2004, doi:10.1109/GRID.2004.56
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