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High Performance Cluster Computing #01: High Performance Cluster Computing: Architectures and Systems, Vol. 1by Rajkumar Buyya
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Cluster computing: the state-of-the-art in theory and practice
Rapid improvements in network and processor performance are revolutionizing high-performance computing, transforming clustered commodity workstations into the supercomputing solution of choice. This book brings together contributions from more than 100 leading practitioners, offering a single source for up-to-the-minute information on virtually every key system-related issue in high-performance cluster computing.
The book contains expert coverage of "commodity supercomputing" systems and architectures; Internet-based wide area "metacomputing" systems; the role of Java; new applications and algorithms; advanced techniques for enhancing availability and throughput; and much more. Discover the state-of-the-art in:
High Performance Cluster Computing, Volume 1: Architectures and Systems captures the remarkable breadth, depth, and power of the cluster computing revolution. Whatever your role in high-performance parallel computing - developer, researcher, administrator, instructor, or manager - this is the one book you cannot be without.
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As the editor explains, cluster computing was developed by IBM in the 1960s as a way of linking large mainframes to provide commercial parallel capability cost-effectively. Contributions from some 100 experts provide a state-of-the-art overview of theory and practice in network and processor performance transforming clustered commodity workstations into the supercomputing solution of choice. The 36 chapters are organized into sections on: requirements and general issues; networking, protocols, and I/O; process scheduling, load sharing, and balancing; and representative cluster systems (e.g. Beowulf and SP/2).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
RAJKUMAR BUYYA is a researcher at the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was Guest Editor for the Special Issue on High Performance Computing on Clusters, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices Journal, and co-author of Mastering C++ and Microprocessor x86 Programming. He is a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Chapter Tutorials Program and Chairman of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Cluster Computing.
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