Fran Berman, Henri Casanova, Andrew Chien, Keith Cooper, Holly Dail, Anshuman Dasgupta, Wei Deng, Jack Dongarra, Lennart Johnsson, Ken Kennedy, Charles Koelbel, Bo Liu, Xin Liu, Anirban Mandal, Gabriel Marin, Mark Mazina, John Mellor-Crummey, Celso Mendes, Alex Olugbile, Mitul Patel, Dan Reed, Zhiao Shi, Otto Sievert, Huaxia Xia, and Asim YarKhan (2005)
New Grid Scheduling and Rescheduling Methods in the GrADS Project
International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP), Volume 33(2-3):pp. 209-229.
The goal of the Grid Application Development Software (GrADS) Project is to provide programming tools and an execution environment to ease program development for the Grid. This paper presents recent extensions to the GrADS software framework: a new approach to scheduling workflow computations, applied to a 3-D image reconstruction application; a simple stop/migrate/restart approach to rescheduling Grid applications, applied to a QR factorization benchmark; and a process-swapping approach to rescheduling, applied to an N-body simulation. Experiments validating these methods were carried out on both the GrADS MacroGrid (a small but functional Grid) and the MicroGrid (a controlled emulation of the Grid).