A mathematical model for performability of Beowulf clusters.

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Ever, E., Gemikonakli, O. and Chakka, R. 2006. A mathematical model for performability of Beowulf clusters. in: 39th Annual Simulation Symposium: proceedings. California IEEE Computer Society. pp. 118-126
Chapter titleA mathematical model for performability of Beowulf clusters.
AuthorsEver, E., Gemikonakli, O. and Chakka, R.

Beowulf clusters have become very popular as an alternative to supercomputers world-wide. However, the most pressing issues of today’s cluster solutions is the need for high availability and performance. Such systems, clearly, are prone to break-downs. Even if cover is provided with some probability c, there will be reconfiguration and/or rebooting delays to resume the operation of a cluster. In this paper, the performance modelling for Beowulf multiprocessor systems is presented. For these systems, one head processor and several identical processors serving a common stream of arriving jobs is considered. To account for delays due to reconfiguration and rebooting, such systems are modelled and solved for exact performability measures, for both bounded and unbounded queuing capacities, using the spectral expansion method.

Research GroupSensoLab group
Page range118-126
Book title39th Annual Simulation Symposium: proceedings.
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Place of publicationCalifornia
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Deposited30 Mar 2009
Output statusPublished
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Conference held from April 2-6, 2006 at Huntsville, Alabama.

Web address (URL)http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1612851
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/ANSS.2006.6
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