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A Malleable-Job System for Timeshared Parallel Machines
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) 2002
Publication Type: Paper
Repository URL: ShrinkCCGrid2002
Malleable jobs are parallel programs that can change the number of processors on which they are executing at run time in response to an external command. One of the advantages of such jobs is that a job scheduler for malleable jobs can provide improved system utilization and average response time over a scheduler for traditional jobs. In this paper, we present a programming system for creating malleable jobs that is more general than other current malleable systems. In particular, it is not limited to the master-worker paradigm or the Fortran SPMD programming model, but can also support general purpose parallel programs including those written in MPI and Charm++, and has built-in migration and load-balancing, among other features.
Laxmikant V. Kale and Sameer Kumar and Jayant DeSouza, "A Malleable-Job System for Timeshared Parallel Machines", 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2002), May 2002.
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