|Chapter title||SZTAKI desktop grid: a modular and scalable way of building large computing grids|
|Authors||Balaton, Z., Gombas, G., Kacsuk, P., Kornafeld, A., Kovacs, J., Marosi, A.C., Vida, G., Podhorszki, N. and Kiss, T.|
So far BOINC based desktop grid systems have been applied at the global computing level. This paper describes an extended version of BOINC called SZTAKI desktop grid (SZDG) that aims at using desktop grids (DGs) at local (enterprise/institution) level. The novelty of SZDG is that it enables the hierarchical organisation of local DGs, i.e., clients of a DG can be DGs at a lower level that can take work units from their higher level DG server. More than that, even clusters can be connected at the client level and hence work units can contain complete MPI programs to be run on the client clusters. In order to easily create master/worker type DG applications a new API, called as the DC-API has been developed. SZDG and DC-API has been successfully applied both at the global and local level, both in academic institutions and in companies to solve problems requiring large computing power.
|Keywords||Grid computing, desktop grids, BOINC|
|Book title||21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2007), Proceedings, 26-30 March 2007, Long Beach, California, USA|
|Place of publication||Los Alamitos, USA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2007.370665|