Parallel Processing Symposium, International (1996)
Apr. 15, 1996 to Apr. 19, 1996
Daniel Andresen , University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Tao Yang , University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Vegard Holmedahl , University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Oscar Ibarra , University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
We investigate the issues involved in developing a scalable World Wide Web (WWW) server on a cluster of workstations and parallel machines. The objective is to strengthen the processing capabilities of such a server by utilizing the power of multicomputers to match huge demands in simultaneous access requests from the Internet. We have implemented a system called SWEB on a distributed memory machine, the Meiko CS-2, and networked workstations. The scheduling component of the system actively monitors the usages of CPU, I/O channels and the interconnection network to effectively distribute HTTP requests across processing units to exploit task and I/O parallelism. We present the experimental results on the performance of this system.
D. Andresen, V. Holmedahl, T. Yang and O. Ibarra, "SWEB: Towards a Scalable World Wide Web Server on Multicomputers," Parallel Processing Symposium, International(IPPS), Honolulu, HI, 1996, pp. 850.