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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Wide Area Cluster Computing

Since 1994, cluster computing has become a cost effective way of making a supercomputing facility out of commodity computers. Due to their periodic local use, clusters are often underutilized. To help maximize utilization, groups or institutions could share the resources of their clusters if their usage patterns are compatible. This paper discusses techniques for sharing the resources of a cluster across a wide area network and how latency and bandwidth restrictions affect them. The techniques deal with issues like user authentication, resource management, security and file sharing between the clusters.

Presenter: Kirk Anne (Graduate Student)
Topic: Computational Science
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)