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High-Performance Distributed Computing, International Symposium on (1999)
Redondo Beach, California
Aug. 3, 1999 to Aug. 6, 1999
ISSN: 1082-8907
ISBN: 0-7695-0287-3
pp: 11
Atsuko Takefusa , Ochanomizu University
Satoshi Matsuoka , Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kento Aida , Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hidemoto Nakada , Electrotechnical Laboratory
Umpei Nagashima , National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research
While there have been several proposals of high performance global computing systems, scheduling schemes for the systems have not been well investigated. The reason is difficulties of evaluation by large-scale benchmarks with reproducible results. Our Bricks performance evaluation system would allow analysis and comparison of various scheduling schemes on a typical high-performance global computing setting. Bricks can simulate various behaviors of global computing systems, especially the behavior of networks and resource scheduling algorithms. Moreover, Bricks is componentalized such that not only its constituents could be replaced to simulate various different system algorithms, but also allows incorporation of existing global computing components via its foreign interface. To test the validity of the latter characteristics, we incorporated the NWS system, which monitors and forecasts global computing systems behavior. Experiments were conducted by running NWS under a real environment versus the simulated environment given the observed parameters of the real environment. We observed that Bricks behaved in the same manner as the real environment, and NWS also behaved similarly, making quite comparative forecasts under both environments.

S. Matsuoka, A. Takefusa, H. Nakada, U. Nagashima and K. Aida, "Overview of a Performance Evaluation System for Global Computing Scheduling Algorithms," High-Performance Distributed Computing, International Symposium on(HPDC), Redondo Beach, California, 1999, pp. 11.
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