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Campus-Wide Computing: Early Results Using Legion at the University of Virginia

Grimshaw, Andrew; NguyenTuong, Anh; Wulf, William
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Author
Grimshaw, Andrew
NguyenTuong, Anh
Wulf, William
Abstract
The Legion project at the University of Virginia is an attempt to provide system services that provide the illusion of a single virtual machine to users, a virtual machine that provides both improved response time via parallel execution and greater throughput. Legion is targeted towards both workstation clusters and towards larger, wide-area, assemblies of workstations, supercomputers, and parallel supercomputers. Rather than construct Legion from scratch we are extending an existing object-oriented parallel processing system by aggressively incorporating lessons learned over twenty years by the heterogeneous distributed systems community. The campus-wide virtual computer is an early Legion prototype. In this paper we present challenges that had to be overcome to realize a working CWVC, as well as performance on a production biochemistry application.
Language
English
Date Received
2012-10-29
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1995
Published Date
1995
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Libra Open Repository
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