Title: Dean Martin Cadwallader Dean of the Graduate School
1 Dean Martin CadwalladerDean of theGraduate School 2 Welcome!!! 3 The Condor Project (Established 85)
Distributed Computing research performed by a team of 40 faculty full time staff and students who
face software/middleware engineering challenges in a UNIX/Linux/Windows/OS X environment
involved in national and international collaborations
interact with users in academia and industry
maintain and support a distributed production environment (more than 2300 CPUs at UW)
and educate and train students.
Funding DoE NASA NIH NSF EU INTEL
Micron Microsoft and the UW Graduate School
4 (No Transcript) 5 Excellence S u p p o r t Functionality Research 6 1K Condor pools 38K CPUs 7
Since the early days of mankind the primary motivation for the establishment of communities has been the idea that by being part of an organized group the capabilities of an individual are improved. The great progress in the area of inter-computer communication led to the development of means by which stand-alone processing sub-systems can be integrated into multi-computer communities.
Miron Livny Study of Load Balancing Algorithms for Decentralized Distributed Processing Systems. Ph.D thesis July 1983. 8 Claims for benefits provided by Distributed Processing Systems
High Availability and Reliability
High System Performance
Ease of Modular and Incremental Growth
Automatic Load and Resource Sharing
Good Response to Temporary Overloads
Easy Expansion in Capacity and/or Function
What is a Distributed Data Processing System P.H. Enslow Computer January 1978 9 Benefits to Science
Democratization of Computing you do not have to be a SUPER person to do SUPER computing. (accessibility)
Speculative Science Since the resources are there lets run it and see what we get. (unbounded computing power)
Function shipping Find the image that has a red car in this 3 TB collection. (computational mobility)
10 (No Transcript) 11 Grid WWW 12 Customer requestsPlace y F(x) at L!Master delivers. 13 Good old Batch
Dispatch and forget
Job Control Language (JCL)
Advanced (eager) binding of date sets
14 But we have more Errors Jobs Uncertainties Data Resources Owners Software layers Users Expectations Heterogeneity Opportunities 15 How can we accommodatean unbounded need for computing with an unbounded amount of resources
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