International Conference on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC'00) (2000)
Aug. 27, 2000 to Aug. 30, 2000
J.H. Abawajy , Carleton University
S.P. Dandamudi , Carleton University
When a set of geographically distributed autonomous clusters of workstations are combined into a single large-scale virtual distributed system, a control mechanism for coordinating the activities of the combined system for effective utilization of the resources is indispensable. This paper presents a co-ordination mechanism suitable for scheduling and distributing services across the host of such large-scale virtual distributed systems. The proposed scheme is scalable and reliable. In addition, it combines both centralized and decentralized co-ordination mechanisms while eliminating/minimizing their drawbacks.
S. Dandamudi and J. Abawajy, "Distributed Hierarchical Workstation Cluster Co-Ordination Scheme," International Conference on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC'00)(PARELEC), Quebec, Canada, 2000, pp. 111.