Single System Image Clusters (SSI Clusters'99)

Organized At
1997 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'97)

Session Overview

Parallel processing on a interconnect of commodity hardware is gaining a wide acceptance. This is to be a practicable, it is importance that systems provide a single system image at any one (or more) of the following levels:
Irrespective of a system's configuration (SMP, MPP, or Cluster), the user (programmer) should be provided with a single system image. It greatly enhances the program's portability and at the same time it also benefit in terms of the availability of a wide rage of software (tools or applications).

This session will emphasizes mainly on providing a single system image at Operating System and Languages (in-turn compiler) level.


                         JULY 2, 1997 - WEDNESDAY
                              2:00 - 3:15pm 

                               SESSION 27
                 Unified System View by Software Means
         Chair: Rajkumar Buyya, Centre For Development of Advanced
                      Computing, Bangalore, India
                       (location: Meeting Room 4)

02:00 - 02:25pm Extending Proportional-Share Scheduling to a Network

                 of Workstations
                 Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and David E. Culler
                 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

02:25 - 02:50pm Operating System Support for General Purpose Single

                 System Image Clusters
                 Jose M. Bernabeu Auban and Yousef A. Khalidi
                 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain;
                 Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA

02:50 - 03:15pm Single System Image: Need, Approaches and Supporting HPC Systems

                 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Karnataka, India

                               SESSION 30
            Unified System View by Software Means and Networks
         Chair: Rajkumar Buyya, Centre For Development of Advanced
                      Computing, Bangalore, India
                       (location: Meeting Room 4)

03:40 - 04:05pm Total System Image of the Reconfigurable Machine WASMII

                 X.-P. Ling, Y. Shibata, H. Miyazaki, H. Amano, and
                 K. Higure
                 Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan;
                 Keio University, Japan;
                 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

04:05 - 04:30pm Single-System Image: The Solaris MC Approach

                 Ken Shirriff, Yousef A. Khalidi, Vlada Matena, and
                 Jose Bernabeu Auban
                 Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, CA, USA;
                 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

04:30 - 04:55pm Creating A Distributed File System For Multiple

                 Client Environments
                 Aloke Guha and Mark Bakke
                 Storage Technology Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, USA

04:55 - 05:20pm Using Logical Rings to Solve the Mutual Exclusion

                 Problem in Distributed Memory Systems
                 John Dell, Kia Makki, Niki Pissinou, and Wuxu Peng
                 Hilton Hotels Corporation, Las Vegas, NV, USA;
                 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA;
                 University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA;
                 Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA