SZTAKI desktop grid: A modular and scalable way of building large computing grids

Zoltán Balaton, Gábor Gombás, Péter Kacsuk, Ádám Kornafeld, József Kovács, Attila Csaba Marosi, Gábor Vida, Norbert Podhorszki, Tamás Kiss

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Abstract

So far BOINC based desktop Grid systems have been applied at the global computing level. This paper describes an extended version of BOINC called SZTAKI Desktop Grid (SZDG) that aims at using Desktop Grids (DGs) at local (enterprise/institution) level. The novelty of SZDG is that it enables the hierarchical organisation of local DGs, i.e., clients of a DG can be DGs at a lower level that can take work units from their higher level DG server. More than that, even clusters can be connected at the client level and hence work units can contain complete MPI programs to be run on the client clusters. In order to easily create Master/Worker type DG applications a new API, called as the DC-API has been developed. SZDG and DC-API has been successfully applied both at the global and local level, both in academic institutions and in companies to solve problems requiring large computing power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 24 2007
Event21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2007Mar 30 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM

Other

Other21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period3/26/073/30/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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Balaton, Z., Gombás, G., Kacsuk, P., Kornafeld, Á., Kovács, J., Marosi, A. C., Vida, G., Podhorszki, N., & Kiss, T. (2007). SZTAKI desktop grid: A modular and scalable way of building large computing grids. In Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM [4228393] (Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2007.370665