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Clustering e Scheduling Distribuído de VMs
MSc Post-Graduation
Abstract:

In recent years, computer clusters made entirely of simple desktop computers are becoming the standard for high-performance computing, as the scalability and cost-effiency of such solution surpasses most high-end-mainframes. If the workstations in a cluster can work collectively and provide the illusion of being a single workstation with more resources, then we would have what is referred in the literature as a Single System Image. Much research has been done in this area, such as Distributed Shared Memory systems and Distributed Virtual Machines that can run applications written in a high-level language in a cluster, behaving as if it were on a single machine. In this work, we present Caft, a middleware that runs on top of the Terracotta system and has the capacity to run simple multi-threaded Java applications in a transparent way, scheduling threads across the several nodes in a Terracotta cluster and taking advantage of the computational and memory resources available in the cluster. We use bytecode instrumentations to add clustering capabilities to the multi-threaded Java application, as well as extra synchronization if needed. The middleware supports several modes, in order achieve a balance between transparency and flexibility.


Start Date: 2010-11-04

End Date: 2010-11-04




Post-Graduation Student / Researcher / Professor:
  • João Nuno Pessanha Alcoforado Sampaio de Lemos ( Instituto Superior Técnico )

Post-Graduation Supervisor(s):
  • Luís Veiga ( INESC Id )

Post-Graduation Jury:
  • João Lourenço
  • Alberto Manuel Ramos da Cunha ( Instituto Superior Técnico )
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