Improving user experience of submitting jobs to HPC resources

Stewart, G. and Vanderbauwhede, W. (2012) Improving user experience of submitting jobs to HPC resources. In: 2012 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation, Madrid, Spain, 2-6 Jul 2012, pp. 635-641. (doi: 10.1109/HPCSim.2012.6266985)

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The growth of e-science and grid computing has presented new opportunities to researchers for whom access to large computational and data-storage resources is essential, offering a choice of resources on which to conduct such work. The selection of an appropriate resource, or resources, can have a significant impact on the rate of progress of such work, but only if all relevant properties of a job’s structure are taken into consideration; this is not the case with currently-used resource brokering systems. This paper proposes a method by which resource-brokering can be improved for real-world engineering jobs comprising many constituent tasks, and demonstrates through means of simulation the improvement that such a method offers, which in some cases reduces average execution times of individual tasks by over thirty percent.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings ISBN: 9781467323628
Keywords:Grid and cluster computing, brokering middleware
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr Gordon and Vanderbauwhede, Professor Wim
Authors: Stewart, G., and Vanderbauwhede, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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