Accession Number : ADA298818

Title :   Dependable Distributed Scheduling in a Network of Workstations.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. 15 Jan-15 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hammen, John ; Paramadhathil, Arun ; Cooley, James W. ; Tufts, Donald W. ; Lo, Jien-Chung

PDF Url : ADA298818

Report Date : 15 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The Active Nodal Task Seeking (ANTS) concept uses a completely decentralized approach in which each computing node is an active member of the system. This not only avoids the possible critical region in favor of a dependable computing, but also provides an adaptable, distributed resource management that can explore the full potential in computational power of the system. This paper describes the dependable distributed scheduling of the ANTS approach in a network of workstations. Results of the implementation under the Sun OS and UDP/IP are reported. Experimental runs statistics showing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ANTS approach are also presented.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, *SCHEDULING, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, STATISTICS, REGIONS, NODES, WORK STATIONS, POWER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING, DECENTRALIZATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE