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SC Conference (2002)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nov. 16, 2002 to Nov. 22, 2002
ISSN: 1063-9535
ISBN: 0-7695-1524-X
pp: 55
Holly Dail , University of California at San Diego
Henri Casanova , University of California at San Diego
Fran Berman , University of California at San Diego
<p>Program development environments are instrumental in providing users with easy and efficient access to parallel computing platforms. While a number of such environments have been widely accepted and used for traditional HPC systems, there are currently no widely used environments for Grid programming. The goal of the Grid Application Development Software (GrADS) project is to develop a coordinated set of tools, libraries and run-time execution facilities for Grid program development.</p> <p>In this paper, we describe a Grid scheduler component that is integrated as part of the GrADS software system. Traditionally, application-level schedulers (e.g. AppLeS) have been tightly integrated with the application itself and were not easily applied to other applications. Our design is generic: we decouple the scheduler core (the search procedure) from the application-specific (e.g. application performance models) and platform-specific (e.g. collection of resource information) components used by the search procedure. We provide experimental validation of our approach for two representative regular, iterative parallel programs in a variety of real-world Grid testbeds. Our scheduler consistently outperforms static and user-driven scheduling methods.</p>

F. Berman, H. Dail and H. Casanova, "A Decoupled Scheduling Approach for the GrADS Program Development Environment," SC Conference(SC), Baltimore, Maryland, 2002, pp. 55.
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