Accession Number : ADA309935

Title :   Applying Distributed Computing to an EM Application in a UNIX Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Oct 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Luu, Brian B.

PDF Url : ADA309935

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A distributed computing technique (DCT) in a network of 15 UNIX workstations is described and benchmark times given for a particular electromagnetic (EM) analysis application. The results demonstrate that the technique substantially improved the turnaround time for execution compared to a single processor system. Extension to an arbitrary network of processors and other applications is discussed in general. The technique is easily implemented and should be considered when a network of processors with a file server capability is available.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, MICROPROCESSORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, ELECTRIC FIELDS, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, WORK STATIONS, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER FILES, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, COMPUTER BENCHMARKING, C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE