Tree-like distributed computation environment with shapp library
Tomasz Gałecki , Wiktor B. Daszczuk
AbstractDespite the rapidly growing computing power of computers, it is often insufficient to perform mass calculations in a short time, for example, simulation of systems for various sets of parameters, the searching of huge state spaces, optimization using ant or genetic algorithms, machine learning, etc. One can solve the problem of a lack of computing power through workload management systems used in local networks in order to use the free computing power of servers and workstations. This article proposes raising such a system to a higher level of abstraction: The use in the. NET environment of a new Shapp library that allows remote task execution using fork-like operations from Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX) systems. The library distributes the task code, sending static data on which task force is working, and individualizing tasks. In addition, a convenient way of communicating distributed tasks running hierarchically in the Shapp library was proposed to better manage the execution of these tasks. Many different task group architectures are possible; we focus on tree-like calculations that are suitable for many problems where the range of possible parallelism increases as the calculations progress.
|Journal series||Information (Switzerland), [Information (Switzerland)], ISSN 2078-2489|
|Publication size in sheets||1.2|
|Keywords in English||workload management; remote fork; distributed computations; task group communication|
|Score||= 40.0, 27-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 1.034|
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